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This was a fun one to build and photograph. The B-string sustains for days.

We managed to find some nice flamed walnut for the bass-side core. Originally the color was going to be magenta/blue hence the purpleheart contrasting layers. I think it worked out even better just natural.
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That is a beautiful guitar!
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Wow, those purpleheart accents really pop. Beautiful work, Sheldon, as always.

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Gorgeous!
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Really beautiful bass. Stop giving more DAS Sheldon :wink:
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Waaah! I thought one Dingwall would be enough, but Sheldon keeps making it harder to resist. Luckily it was hard enough to get the first one here. I can probably stay strong a little longer...
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Very nice!

There are so many details that go into those Prima Artists, it must take forever to put together.
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WOW!! That is another work of art Sheldon. I really like the purpleheart.
Simply stunning!!
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Wow--I've never seen the kind of joinery you did on the body core woods--that wavy line. That's really impressive
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[quote="maxvintage":2o9ro0oq]Wow--I've never seen the kind of joinery you did on the body core woods--that wavy line. That's really impressive[/quote:2o9ro0oq]

Does that kind of joint have a practical reason or is it tonal...or both???
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[quote="jonnyrok101":2n03nm5m][quote="maxvintage":2n03nm5m]Wow--I've never seen the kind of joinery you did on the body core woods--that wavy line. That's really impressive[/quote:2n03nm5m]

Does that kind of joint have a practical reason or is it tonal...or both???[/quote:2n03nm5m]

Generally the really great looking woods used for the top and back and sometimes contrasting layers are not as strong as the core woods. The combined thickness of a top, back and two contrasting layers significantly reduces the overall thickness of the core. The wavy joint increases the core center glue surface to compensate.

Plus it just looks so darn cool.
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B.E.A.U.tyfull
oops.. sheldon did it again!!
maybe u should start making a neck-through dingwall bass :wink:
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Sheldon--
I take it you've determined this wavy joint emperically?

It does look cool, but I wonder....
since your only making small wavy curves on the end joints,your not really increasing the surface area that much.
Would deeper V shaped cutouts (and matching V incut), provide even more stability and transfer of energy, plus provide substantially more wood surface to glue, kind of like the old dove joints they used to do on sliding drawers. Or maybe too much is not good
Just thinking aloud
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[quote="FrankM":zz3fm0tx]Sheldon--
I take it you've determined this wavy joint emperically?

It does look cool, but I wonder....
since your only making small wavy curves on the end joints,your not really increasing the surface area that much.
Would deeper V shaped cutouts (and matching V incut), provide even more stability and transfer of energy, plus provide substantially more wood surface to glue, kind of like the old dove joints they used to do on sliding drawers. Or maybe too much is not good
Just thinking aloud[/quote:zz3fm0tx]

Hi Frank, good to hear from you.

I looked at fingerjoints, butterfly splines, tested rectangular splines. The wavy joint won out.
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[quote="SPYD3R #9":11hlepqm]sheldon did it again!!
maybe u should start making a neck-through dingwall bass :wink:[/quote:11hlepqm]

Uhhh, not for me, please. Don't like 'em.


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The most I would look for is a set-neck Dingwall
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I don't know about even a set neck. The only place we'd ever see one is in the PA's, and the neck joint is so tight on those that you probably wouldn't notice much difference.
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