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Re: Highly figure wood (reply)
And don't leave indoor furniture outside!
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moocatdog

06/26/17 11:08 PM
Re: Moon ebony? (reply)
careful working with ebony. it is said to be toxic when inhaling the dust particles while working it.
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ParsonsWV

06/25/17 10:03 PM
Highly figure wood (topic)
We all enjoy figured woods, but if they are unrestrained they can do some crazy things.  First shot is an elm seat, second is a crotch mahogany table...
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ruby50

06/25/17 2:28 AM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
Thanks, Jim. Another interesting little feature to set those wonderful instruments apart from their younger relatives.
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billwi

06/21/17 1:50 AM
Re: Moon ebony? (reply)
All sorts of interesting ebonies out there as long as one doesn't insist on black. I see persimmon being offered now and then but I'm not sure the market is ready.
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MikeHalloran

06/19/17 1:54 PM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
Yes my D-28 has saw marks from using a round blade rather than band saw like today. Chris Martin pointed it out to me when he was signing the Guitar.
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fixj

06/19/17 1:46 PM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
My 64 has similar grain Jim, does yours have the saw marks as well ?
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billwi

06/19/17 1:17 AM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
Wowzers!
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jscio

06/18/17 9:44 PM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
Those two backs sure do look a lot alike, at least in those pictures !
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PICKITLUTHER

06/18/17 9:43 PM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
My 64 has similar grain.
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fixj

06/18/17 5:53 PM
Re: '64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (reply)
I've seen photos of that guitar before and wondered if the color was a pink as the photo makes it out to be; definitely two distinct colors going on.
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kydave

06/18/17 4:12 PM
'64 D-28: Some REALLY nice Brazilian (topic)
I have no connection to this guitar, just came across it tonight while cruising Mandolin Cafe's classifieds. This stuff really floats my boat. https://gregboyd.com/product/1964-martin-d-28/
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clucking

06/18/17 5:17 AM
Re: Moon ebony? (reply)
I'm not a luthier but have a spruce/ebony Pono tenor uke. I'm not sure of the variety of ebony (macassar?). The ebony has a darker tone than my mahogany Pono, not quite as tubby/midrangey although its spruce top makes a difference too....
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JohnH VA

06/17/17 3:30 PM
Re: Moon ebony? (reply)
I think you may mean Mun Ebony (Diospyros mun)
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iim7v7im7

06/16/17 8:13 PM
Moon ebony? (topic)
I've recently seen a few guitars online with b/s made of moon ebony or black/white ebony and they a quite striking. Can one of the luthiers here comment on this wood and characterize its sound? Paul
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PaulMalkoski

06/16/17 7:49 PM
Re: Red spruce or sitka 1953 00-21 (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:It appears to be non Sitka.CFM III said that Martin bought a large supply of Engelmann spruce in 1952 or 1953. Engelmann is very similar in appearance to Red spruce and German spruce.  The only clue I have on the...
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MikeHalloran

06/14/17 1:04 AM
Re: Red spruce or sitka 1953 00-21 (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:It appears to be non Sitka.CFM III said that Martin bought a large supply of Engelmann spruce in 1952 or 1953. Engelmann is very similar in appearance to Red spruce and German spruce.  The only clue I have on the...
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MikeHalloran

06/14/17 1:02 AM
Re: Red spruce or sitka 1953 00-21 (reply)
It appears to be non Sitka.CFM III said that Martin bought a large supply of Engelmann spruce in 1952 or 1953. Engelmann is very similar in appearance to Red spruce and German spruce. 
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Arnoldgtr

06/13/17 5:19 AM
Re: Red spruce or sitka 1953 00-21 (reply)
There is no serial number correlation for spruce types in 1953. That is only available in the 1957-1962 period.
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Buck

06/13/17 2:55 AM
Re: Red spruce or sitka 1953 00-21 (reply)
You can post the serial number in this thread in the Vintage section. Hutton 99 is very good with answering these questions, based on Martin records. You'll probably have an answer within 24 hours.
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pope858

06/13/17 1:45 AM
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