Author Topic: Warwick Unveils 60th Anniversary Thumb Bass ... inlaid with diamonds  (Read 176 times)

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Copied from the page “In line with the company slogan “The Sound of Wood”, the bass was made of extraordinarily high-grade tone-woods, some of which had been stored, and thus tonally matured for up to 30 years,” Warwick shares. “The body’s back is pommelé bubinga. The neck-through construction with 7 stripes combines wenge and bunge (bubinga) with white maple veneer. The fingerboard’s wild marbling originates from a piece of ebony heartwood. On the bubinga burl top, which features a wane part, the matte UV satin finish smoothly transforms into a shiny UV high polish finish. As required, all woods are CITES certified, of course.”

Using fine woods was just the beginning. The bass also has gemstone inlays across the body and fingerboard that follow the dynamics of the wood design. The dot inlays and side dots are gold-set sapphires that are back-lit by LEDs. Diamonds are used for the position markings on the ebony knobs while gold is used on the electronics cover, the truss rod cover, and the diamond-studded headstock logo.
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I enjoyed the video of the making of it. Hope you do too.
https://www.notreble.com/buzz/2018/12/22/warwick-unveils-60th-anniversary-thumb-bass/

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Re: Warwick Unveils 60th Anniversary Thumb Bass ... inlaid with diamonds
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2018, 07:31:03 am »
Wow, that is quite something,  Maggie.

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Re: Warwick Unveils 60th Anniversary Thumb Bass ... inlaid with diamonds
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2018, 08:57:29 am »
Wow.... just wow!!!
I suspect a very hefty price tag 🤣🤣🤣
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