PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by Classic5 » 27 Feb 2016, 10:39

How's it all going David? Its been over a month since we've heard from you. Hope all is well :yep
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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by JMAN » 01 Mar 2016, 15:16

Wow. No envy here, nup not at all. NOT!

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by Veldar » 22 Mar 2016, 00:24

I need to see how this turns out, 6 string hollow bodies always intrigue me :)
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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 31 Jul 2016, 11:46

Well it has been a while!

Rob and I have been very busy with the first months of our new school so I've finally uploaded a bunch of shots of projects that are happening.

So while I haven't finished this one yet, It's getting much closer to finishing.

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Here are some shots of the top being glued down using a traditional acoustic guitar making method using spools.

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 31 Jul 2016, 11:48

And some more..

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by blizzard » 31 Jul 2016, 11:59

Wow, that looks amazing so far. A real mammoth of a bass.

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 31 Jul 2016, 12:00

Just found a few more....

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This time I've got the back plate on (not carved at this point) and the birdseye maple pickup cover routed and sitting in place.

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by slowlearner » 23 Aug 2016, 16:51

Sensational. Got me thinking about what we talked about ages ago. I should get a wriggle on and do mine. ;)
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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 05 Sep 2016, 19:40

About time for some update shots of Peter's bass build!

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This shot shows the rear of the bass getting its 'German carve'

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After more than just a few hours of finish sanding it's into the booth for sealer coats.

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 05 Sep 2016, 19:42

And a few more of this beast...

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 05 Sep 2016, 19:43

AND THEN THE COLOUR!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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:partydance: :hyper: :partydance: :hyper:

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by David Searle Guitars » 05 Sep 2016, 19:44

and a few more....

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Getting closer now Peter!!!!!!!.............

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by Peter TRB » 05 Sep 2016, 21:22

Great work David. Can't wait to get my hands on this!

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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by Classic5 » 05 Sep 2016, 22:41

The name Big Bird comes to mind :clap:

Love it :popcorn:
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Re: PLB-6H 6 String Hybrid build (hollow contruction)

Post by SneakyJak » 06 Sep 2016, 19:28

what inspired the colour choice ?

I'm really looking forward to hear it.

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