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Re: Cocobolo and Panamanian Rosewood (reply)
Bruce Sexauer wrote:Tim just told you that PRW is similar to EIR (not that I entirely agree) but without the muddiness. You said how much you liked EIR until all these other choices came along. Your conclusion is to stick with Cocobolo?...
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Custom 15 lover

10/20/14 4:18 AM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
Howard would that not include a top. I consider a top part of the structure, unless we're talking Willie Nelsons guitar.
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gjohnson

10/20/14 4:13 AM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
"A weaker wood Torrefied wood is a little less resistant to static flexion and to tearing compared to non-torrefied wood. It can crumble more easily, depending on the wood species. However, this strength reduction is not very significant...
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Howard Klepper

10/19/14 9:28 PM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
iim7v7im7 wrote:Howard, Give these guys a call... http://www.phillips-ice.com/Guitar-Neck-Blanks_files/Acadian_ToneWoods.3Fold.08.03.12.v10.pdf Howard Klepper wrote:John, where can an individual builder get torrefied tops? Not eager...
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Howard Klepper

10/19/14 7:49 PM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
Howard, Give these guys a call... http://www.phillips-ice.com/Guitar-Neck-Blanks_files/Acadian_ToneWoods.3Fold.08.03.12.v10.pdf Howard Klepper wrote:John, where can an individual builder get torrefied tops? Not eager to use it, but...
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iim7v7im7

10/19/14 7:24 PM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
John, where can an individual builder get torrefied tops? Not eager to use it, but curious because I have not seen any tonewood supplier offering them. I've been baking tops for many years, but the oxygen free environment is not...
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Howard Klepper

10/19/14 6:01 PM
Re: Brazilian Yes or Now ? (reply)
I say Brazilian NOW!!! The guitar, however, looks like EIR to me.
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clucking

10/19/14 7:29 AM
Re: Looking for Magnolia (reply)
These guitars are through the finish application stage, and are awaiting cure before finesse and buff etc. Here they are in the sun: California Black (Claro) Walnut: California Magnolia:
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Bruce Sexauer

10/18/14 11:11 PM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
I have started using it. I have 3 builds under construction and am looking forward to hearing what it has to offer.
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tippie53

10/18/14 10:18 PM
Re: Torrefied Guitar Top: New to me.... (reply)
I have learned only today that wood torrificiation has been a process used for many industrial and commercial purposes going back years, but I did not know certain guitar makers have been using the process on guitar tops as...
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jima9426

10/18/14 9:14 PM
Re: Where's the S. E. Asian Rosewood gone to ? (reply)
n addition to barensis and cochenensis, there is also oliveri. Oliveri is a lighter, pink colour on the whole.The reason why you don't see much of it around is that it is either illegal to log or illegal to export in raw form. Actually a...
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pakhan

10/18/14 5:01 PM
Re: Where's the S. E. Asian Rosewood gone to ? (reply)
Brimo19 wrote:I searched some and looks like the Proulxs were around 2002. Seems like after about 1 year they were gone. When I googled Dalbergia cochenensis...nothing appears. Try Dalbergia chochinensis.
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Bruce Sexauer

10/18/14 4:05 PM
Re: Where's the S. E. Asian Rosewood gone to ? (reply)
Brimo19 wrote:I searched some and looks like the Proulxs were around 2002. Seems like after about 1 year they were gone. When I googled Dalbergia cochenensis...nothing appears. Try Dalbergia chochinensis.
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Bruce Sexauer

10/18/14 4:05 PM
Re: Master luthier, Ren Ferguson on his Switch from Gibson to guild (reply)
Part 2 Why Ren left Gibson.
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Mister Shakey

10/18/14 3:13 PM
Re: Master luthier, Ren Ferguson on his Switch from Gibson to guild (reply)
"A master is someone who has made more mistakes than you, has made mistakes you haven’t made yet, and has learned how to embrace them--thus learning to see them coming before they happen. So you go towards mastery one mistake at a time....
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billwi

10/18/14 12:59 AM
Re: Old Growth Honduran Mahogany (reply)
not worth that price you can get old growth throug legit sources for about $20 to $30 a bd ft
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tippie53

10/18/14 12:52 AM
Old Growth Honduran Mahogany (topic)
I came across some 'old stock' Honduran Mahogany for sale reputed to be from the turn of the last century and it's available for around 3 times the price or so a set of 'normal' HM.   Does anyone have any experience of using older stocks...
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earwighoney

10/17/14 11:08 PM
Re: Master luthier, Ren Ferguson on his Switch from Gibson to guild (reply)
Bruce Sexauer wrote:I had thought "Master" was a level above "journeyman". I think of a Journeyman as competent at all tasks, but not necessarily having the big picture. A little like the difference between an excellent carpenter and a...
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gjohnson

10/17/14 10:47 PM
Re: Where's the S. E. Asian Rosewood gone to ? (reply)
I searched some and looks like the Proulxs were around 2002. Seems like after about 1 year they were gone. When I googled Dalbergia cochenensis...nothing appears.
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Brimo19

10/17/14 10:03 PM
Re: Cocobolo and Panamanian Rosewood (reply)
And here I thought that I liked my Cocobolo guitar because I was gettin older and my high frequency hearing was rolling-off... Howard Klepper wrote:Gallopinghost wrote:I respect the luthiers opinions on here, but as a player I love...
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iim7v7im7

10/17/14 9:18 PM

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