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Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
Nathan is fortunate to have such a great resource. Sounds like you've taken those two under your wing. For good reason. For the last few years, they have been good for me. And since my Mom passed away in January, my priorities...
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Arnoldgtr

05/28/15 5:46 AM
Re: Ebony (African, Macassar, etc) (reply)
I use African for finger boards, and Macassar for a back and sides. The Macassar seem to dull my blades quickly on my chisels. African does not seem to dull my planes very fast when I shape the fret boards. I've thought about trying...
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gjohnson

05/28/15 2:50 AM
Ebony (African, Macassar, etc) (topic)
I've noticed there are few species of ebony used for fretboards and bridges being West African, Macassar, Indian, and Madagascar (Persimmon as well) Does anyone have any impressions of using the different species or own guitars with...
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earwighoney

05/27/15 11:41 PM
Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
Thanks for another great thread, John.  How do you think the best of this recently harvested wood will compare to those wonderful Smokies tops?  I bought a couple sets from the Hamptons on eBay, just based on your connection to them. ...
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kriegerse

05/27/15 5:56 PM
Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:I have given pointers to a few others in the past, and except for maybe Lynn Dudenbostel and Caleb Smith, I have never seen so much potential. A big part of it is his curiosity, and the drive to do better.Isn't it funny...
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Tom West

05/27/15 1:32 PM
Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
Just caught up on this thread - the best one Ive seen in a while. Matt is like one of them "sure footed" Kentucky mules they used for hillside farming. Hope to see you all at Waynes in a few weeks!
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Judge W

05/27/15 12:21 PM
Re: Question about Adirondack Spruce (reply)
China builds products that you can have shipped to your door for less than the postage of sending a package across town. While I know labor is cheap they still have to pay for raw materials at the same cost we would. But with a good...
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printer2

05/26/15 11:44 PM
Re: Inside Collings Guitars: Acoustic Top Woods - VIDEO (reply)
I wonder what shirt he was wearing before the video
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Zmark

05/26/15 10:08 PM
Re: Question about Adirondack Spruce (reply)
It just seems a bit crazy for a producer like China to import materials from USA which can't be cheap,Actually, much of the red spruce used on Chinese guitars is relatively cheap, with cosmetic flaws. The smaller trees being cut today...
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Arnoldgtr

05/26/15 8:39 PM
Re: Question about Adirondack Spruce (reply)
Thanks for that guys. The guitar in question is the top of the range Sigma. It just seems a bit crazy for a producer like China to import materials from USA which can't be cheap,then make a product which is largely exported to the West...
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micknolan

05/26/15 7:59 PM
Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
Thank you for sharing! The photo's add so much to the story!
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Zmark

05/26/15 7:53 PM
Re: (Madagascar) rosewood color to sound ratio? (reply)
It is possible that the darker wood may be a bit denser and harder, but it is by no means a certainty. And that would only apply within a given species. When comparing different species, color of the wood is not a predictor of density or...
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Arnoldgtr

05/26/15 5:22 PM
Re: Difference in color of EIR (reply)
So, there's no way to just look at a piece of EIR, know how it'll turn out,with no guarantee of how it'll look regarding color,I just described the way to find out.All you have to do is wet the wood.Look at some websites or Ebay ads...
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Arnoldgtr

05/26/15 5:11 PM
Re: Question about Adirondack Spruce (reply)
AFAIK, there is no red spruce ("Adirondack") growing in China. The red spruce range is pretty defined....the Eastern US and Southeast Canada.China imports most of the wood they use for guitars....including mahogany, rosewood, ebony, and...
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Arnoldgtr

05/26/15 4:42 PM
Re: Is this Koa or Cuban Mahogany? (reply)
Is this Cuban Mahogany?  This is a Leo Master parlor made in the 30's possibly by Regal or Lyon and Healy.
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Thumfingers

05/26/15 2:50 PM
Re: Question about Adirondack Spruce (reply)
I think Adirondack spruce is from the Adriondacks. The species should be red spruce. PLease correct me if i'm wrong.
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recharger

05/26/15 1:59 PM
Question about Adirondack Spruce (topic)
Is Adirondack Spruce only grown in the Adirondacks or is it a species which can grow elsewhere if the climate and geography are right? The reason I ask is that I've seen a Chinese made guitar, quite pricey at that, being advertised as...
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micknolan

05/26/15 1:50 PM
Re: Difference in color of EIR (reply)
I am in the process of finishing a IR build and did some sample pieces and didn't like the natural color so I used a brown mahogany stain before filling the grain.
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PICKITLUTHER

05/26/15 1:50 PM
(Madagascar) rosewood color to sound ratio? (topic)
Have you observed a relationship between tone and the color of a rosewood? I have owned a MadRose 37 authentic with pretty light color adn now own one with very dark grain. My feeling is, that the darker wood seems to be a little bit...
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recharger

05/26/15 8:19 AM
Re: Red Spruce cutting 2015 (reply)
That's great, John. Nathan is fortunate to have such a great resource. Sounds like you've taken those two under your wing.
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JBAZ3500

05/26/15 6:52 AM

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