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Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
They that's a nice set of real african blackwood...
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Rob Gower

01/19/17 9:07 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I have also heard some players describe the timbre of a particular guitar as "bright" when in to my ears, it was not bright, but it was not balanced in that it had a relatively weak bass response compared to the strength of the trebles....
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iim7v7im7

01/19/17 9:02 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
Howard, that reminds me of this quote from Bruce Sexauer... "I stopped having a lot of faith in tone describers when I discovered that Eric Schoenberg uses "bright" to describe what I call "warm". I surely did not expect anyone to think...
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Buck

01/19/17 7:14 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I used to think that 'bright' was a good descriptive word for guitars until I noticed a few years ago that some people use it in a way that is almost the opposite of mine, and others in a way that is just unrelated to mine.
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Howard Klepper

01/19/17 6:59 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I have not found mahogany flattop guitars to be "bright" by my definition of tone. Many of them are quite "warm" sounding to my ear, including the J-65M I used to own. I wonder if there isn't some bias from thinking about the maple...
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Buck

01/19/17 4:16 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
Much walnut is steamed to darken the sapwood and homogenize it's general appearance. Furniture makers seeking a uniform appearance like stuff like this. That's why so much walnut just looks generally "brown".... I do think...
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truckjohn

01/19/17 3:51 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I saw the picture of the Martin that was auctioned. The picture was - and it may have been the picture - noticeably "brown-ish".  If I went custom, this is the spectacular figure/coloration I'd be after:I figure (pun intended) go big...
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jscio

01/19/17 3:22 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
It probably won't help with your custom build but Lowden use Claro Wanut a lot, usually with Cedar tops for mainly fingerpickers/fingerstylers. But if you get out the headphones and listen to all the Lowden guitar tests from Acoustic...
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BluesKing777

01/19/17 9:16 AM
Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
Defect free?
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tatry

01/19/17 2:35 AM
Re: Madi back (reply)
kydave wrote:I am VERY happy with my first experience with owning a Madagascar back.  I looked a long time for a "boring" one like this!  Yes thats the way I like it. Nice looking guitar.
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terryf1960

01/19/17 2:24 AM
Re: Madi back (reply)
I am VERY happy with my first experience with owning a Madagascar back.  I looked a long time for a "boring" one like this! 
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kydave

01/19/17 12:12 AM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I used to own one of Martin's Claro walnut 14-fret dreads - the NWD George Nakashima limited edition, which featured an Italian spruce top over figured claro walnut back/sides bound in EIRW, with a three-piece laminated...
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tonguy

01/18/17 11:33 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
Alan Carruth wrote:I've worked with both Black walnut (Juglans nigra) and claro, and the black is generally a bit harder and denser. Sometimes you'll see what I call 'enriched' walnut, with shot in it. Usually the shot itself has...
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Howard Klepper

01/18/17 9:39 PM
Re: Madi back (reply)
I have 3 Madi Martins, all have less than desirable wood, all sound great none have had stability issues. 
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Hamjack

01/18/17 8:02 PM
Re: With Braz as the ideal how do you rank the other rosewoods in descending order?  (reply)
It's a great thread. I have it bookmarked. :-)
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Buck

01/18/17 7:57 PM
Re: With Braz as the ideal how do you rank the other rosewoods in descending order?  (reply)
Wow, I remember the day I penned this thread like it was yesterday... then I looked at the date... almost 8 years ago.  Man does time fly.
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Hamjack

01/18/17 7:49 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
I've worked with both Black walnut (Juglans nigra) and claro, and the black is generally a bit harder and denser. Sometimes you'll see what I call 'enriched' walnut, with shot in it. Usually the shot itself has dissolved, but you can see...
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Alan Carruth

01/18/17 7:17 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
Buck wrote:These are some sets I'm considering for my Klepper. Claro 1 Claro 2 Black WalnutI've read that eastern black walnut is denser than claro. I have a really nice set of eastern black walnut that I hope to use for a D in the...
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oliverkollar

01/18/17 6:56 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
These are some sets I'm considering for my Klepper. Claro 1 Claro 2 Black Walnut
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Buck

01/18/17 6:47 PM
Re: Walnut for back and sides on a 14 fret Dreadnought? (reply)
jscio wrote:http://www.woodnut.com/images/guitar5.jpg http://www.woodnut.com/images/MKguitar3.jpg These are shots I found online; redwood over claro. Wish I knew who the builder was. I thought of highly figured claro (like the above) for...
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D16GT2HD28

01/18/17 2:14 PM
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