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White Ebony Santa Cruz H13 (topic)
Anyone know anything about White Ebony, as featured on this H13? Just going by looks, that's my dream guitar.http://www.santacruzguitar.com/just-shipped-monday-sept-22nd-1934d/
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dannyg1

07/04/15 1:34 AM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Should have been more patient. I have a section that was higher than I wanted but they were going to come back today and cut the rest down. The piece I have is not as clear as I hoped with internal knots that were grown over. I am...
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printer2

07/03/15 11:09 PM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Hard work but looks like fun. Thanks for sharing the process with us.
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JBAZ3500

07/03/15 5:54 PM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Time for a well deserved break, sweating bullets. Could not get the chainsaw so cut a slot with a circular saw. Let me tell you, it was not happy. After some hindsight I could have rubbed some wax on the blade, did that with a handsaw...
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printer2

07/03/15 4:06 PM
Re: Does martin make guitars with African Blackwood Back and sides? (reply)
I have never played an African Blackwood Martin.......although I'd love to try this Australian Blackwood one. http://www.themusicemporium.com/product-detail/product/martin-custom-ce07-australian-blackwood.html I've played a Henderson...
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oliverkollar

07/03/15 2:03 PM
Re: Help me ID this Rosewood (reply)
The larger Brazilian board has a density of around 61 lbs/cu. ft. It is live edge though, so volume measure may be out a bit. Well, I did go ahead and look up the definition for euphoric, "characterized by or feeling intense...
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HeyPlay

07/03/15 1:22 PM
Re: Does martin make guitars with African Blackwood Back and sides? (reply)
My vote is Amazon, I have a OM42AR and it is a freak of nature. I use to own a CS28-12 which is cocobolo, it didn't impress me much, but it's top was tight and needed to open up, time will tell. I have never played an African Blackwood...
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JHOCJ

07/03/15 8:59 AM
Re: would having the Brazilian wedge on the D35 50th make a tonal difference? (reply)
This particular model, I kind of laugh at on the Martin website https://www.martinguitar.com/model.html If you look at the model it is a "D35 Brazilian 50th anniversary". However listed right below it is Madagascar rosewood on the...
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JHOCJ

07/03/15 8:46 AM
Re: Help me ID this Rosewood (reply)
Brazilian is all over the map looks wise. And yes, that could be the stuff. If so, what a pity it's flatsawn. The other has density more in the D tuc. Range. It's smell is sweet, but spicy, not entirely unlike pumpkin pie with a touch...
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Bruce Sexauer

07/03/15 5:29 AM
Re: Help me ID this Rosewood (reply)
Got some better pics.  Here is the piece John suggested is Guatemalan, wetted with water.  Scent is described as sweet.  The density of this is 51 lbs/cu. ft.  Is that within the range you'd expect?     This is the Brazilian.  Density is...
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HeyPlay

07/03/15 4:12 AM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Waxed the ends. Moved it into my garage as they are calling for thunder showers. Don't have to deal with the weather or mosquitoes so I can work at a more relaxed pace. Might borrow a chainsaw tomorrow. Somehow I will get it done. Doing...
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printer2

07/03/15 2:39 AM
Re: Help me ID this Rosewood (reply)
It certainly looks like either stevensonii or tucarensis, and as John suggests, the weight will be the needed info. My guess is Dalbergia stevensonii, often called Honduras Rosewood. It is heavy and relatively hard.
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Bruce Sexauer

07/03/15 1:58 AM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
I have always split my oak, with varying degrees of difficulty. In general, red oak splits easier than white oak. I think yours is white oak. With white oak, the pores are clogged with tyloses. In red oak, the pores are wide open, which...
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Arnoldgtr

07/03/15 1:43 AM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Picked out how I wanted to quarter the log. Then I stripped off the bark. Changed my mind. Not as clear as I hoped. A few guitars in there though.
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printer2

07/03/15 12:55 AM
Re: Cherry and spruce uke (reply)
Most of my friends (and myself I guess) fit into the hipster category and smoking is rather prevalent in the culture. I haven't had a cigarette in a few weeks, but I'll probably smoke socially a bit in school; I don't want to make it...
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Arnoldgtr

07/02/15 10:03 PM
Re: Piece of tree appears at my doorstep. (reply)
Well the previous log is going to have a complex. The neighbor across the back lane had a tree cut down. This one I am sure is Oak. It is 43" long and about 16" across inside the bark. John, if you happened to drop by, what is my best...
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printer2

07/02/15 9:53 PM
Re: Help me ID this Rosewood (reply)
A density measurement would be nice, but my first guess based on the photos would be Guatemalan RW, which is around 48 lbs/cu. ft.I am wondering however why there is none of that whiteish sapwood present.  He does say there is...
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Arnoldgtr

07/02/15 8:43 PM
Re: Cherry and spruce uke (reply)
MikeHalloran wrote:Uh... Brian? Are you going to share this creation with your friends in the Four String Funhouse? With sound clips? Or did you and I missed it?It sold the same day he posted it here and in...
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1CSNfan

07/02/15 8:00 PM
Help me ID this Rosewood (topic)
An older gentleman sent me some pics of wood he wants to sell.  Here are a couple boards he can't positively indentify, but he thinks it's likely a South American Rosewood.  These are 7" wide.  Anybody care to venture an educated guess?...
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HeyPlay

07/02/15 7:37 PM
Re: Cherry and spruce uke (reply)
Brian, check your Yuku inbox - I sent you a PM...
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tonguy

07/02/15 4:52 PM

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