Special custom order Fat J5 in FM and Alder with BEM fretboard. One of the finest builds yet from the outstanding builders at Harry's Engineering. Adding wood caps and custom thumb ramp before shipping! Watch this space for the video ;)
Close up look at the custom order for Kris Rogers (Bassist for RENT musical). Ebony board, 24 fret, 34.5", abalone inlays 12/24 fret, jescar stainless steel frets-medium, ziricote top with matching head, ash back with ebony stringer. 5 pc Maple and walnut neck, gotoh GB707 pegs, Gotoh 404SJ5 bridge, dragonfly custom humbuckers with ebony casing, dfb3 preamp, bass, mid, treb, ac/pa mini sw, mid freq sw, coil tap sw,vol, bal, master tone. weight 4.3kg.
Happy customer Kris Rogers of Rent musical with his dragonfly Chb5 ziricote custom.
Thanks for coming over and trying out my other stock too Kris!
Check him out live in the theater... Rent is currently playing in Tokyo from 15th to 31st December details at rent2016.jp
That insane looking beast top left, is the SJ5 Custom in Black Persimmon (Kurokaki) and Walnut. It sold last week....now we're thinking about building another with the last piece of Kurokaki in stock...the following pics show possible pattern variations with the piece we have left.
Excited to see what we can come up with :)
That SJ5 sure was a mean machine!!!!
Had the pleasure of making a ramp for this dragonfly CS5 Custom and giving her a clean and setup for a customer. Action down to 1.5 mm at the 12th fret with a relief of about the same. Intonation set...nice...great build quality with superb fretboard in pau ferro.
Gorgeous bass, that's a Japanese flame chestnut top and light walnut body btw....got another Dragonfly coming in on Monday too that'll be a cracker! More news soon ;)
Spent some time at Harry's engineering workshops home of the fantastic Dragonfly guitars today checking out the build process and some of the wonderful wood stock they have. These are truly magnificently made with great attention to detail and high quality grains. They are a very small operation and their factory is really snug, more if a workshop really with only one of each; hand operated lathe, router, sander etc. Love the atmosphere there......Like a family run operation.
I ordered some stock for my Shop, and the first piece will be ready mid February. A kurogaki top SJ5 custom single cut. Looking forward to share the Vids review and pics then!
In these pics you can see a chestnut top CS5 nearing completion, various woods in stock, some of the top wood schematics for upcoming orders (including my stock), the custom walnut covered jazz pups, and some of the templates and hand operated machinery used in the build process. Feel free to question, comment. I'm hoping to bring more of these beauties to you this year!
Danny M Stewart is a Bassist, Teacher, Collector and dealer of fine MIJ basses.... you can see him hanging out on youtube or sometimes doing gigs or demo's around Tokyo town!