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Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
Maybe look for a used D45 Marquis, why reinvent the wheel.
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Teletodd

12/21/14 1:34 PM
Re: madagascar rosewood vs. east indian rw, what's the difference in sound? (reply)
Well then try and get it at: http://www.espen.de Price seems high to me? I have no experience so far with Madagascar Rosewood!
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Victor Volpi

12/20/14 7:07 PM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
When the wood has interlocked grain. Does this create even more problem stress areas, or help to reduce problems of off quarter grain.
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gjohnson

12/20/14 5:57 PM
Re: madagascar rosewood vs. east indian rw, what's the difference in sound? (reply)
890's my favorite of the bunch, straightest and even grain with fewest swirls and figures.
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RustyStill

12/20/14 5:09 PM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
printer2 wrote:Yahoo, my first post. I have been mending my ways for acquiring flat sawn wood and have bough a number sets that are more approaching quartered than not. I did buy some raw non-quartered walnut and cherry cheap as I did...
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iim7v7im7

12/20/14 10:22 AM
Re: Wild grain on vintage Martin fretboards and bridges? (reply)
Yes, spider webbing, and other interesting features.
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Martingreats

12/20/14 3:42 AM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
Yahoo, my first post. I have been mending my ways for acquiring flat sawn wood and have bough a number sets that are more approaching quartered than not. I did buy some raw non-quartered walnut and cherry cheap as I did not want to waste...
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printer2

12/19/14 8:41 PM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
Maybe Martin means to imply that all the wood they use is structurally and functionally excellent when they state that their grading process is purely cosmetic.Exactly. Martin does not buy or use low grade wood. Basically, their...
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Arnoldgtr

12/19/14 2:48 AM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
Teletodd wrote:Sell it or trade it for what you want. I'd look for a peter Frampton d42, adi top, forward shifted and more than enough blingA wise point, another option if you were to sell and buy a Adi topped D-45 would be the D-45 Mike...
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Delmar

12/19/14 1:15 AM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
I haven't priced such work, but I would think that retopping a Style 45 Martin with red spruce would run somewhere in the range of $2,500.  Maybe?IMHO, that is a minimum estimate.In general, the only time retopping a modern Martin...
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Arnoldgtr

12/18/14 9:53 PM
Re: madagascar rosewood vs. east indian rw, what's the difference in sound? (reply)
I could buy a set of Madi wood for 218,50€ Is that a reasonable price?
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Victor Volpi

12/18/14 9:15 PM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
Sell it or trade it for what you want. I'd look for a peter Frampton d42, adi top, forward shifted and more than enough bling
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Teletodd

12/18/14 6:16 PM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
halfpastdead wrote:Thanks for the response. If Adirondack Spruce is considered superior to Sitka Spruce then how would it diminish the value? In other words, Adirondack seems more sought after for a variety of reasons (sound, scarcity,...
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Buck

12/18/14 4:24 PM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
Thanks for the response. If Adirondack Spruce is considered superior to Sitka Spruce then how would it diminish the value? In other words, Adirondack seems more sought after for a variety of reasons (sound, scarcity, etc.). How much do...
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halfpastdead

12/18/14 1:42 PM
Re: Wild grain on vintage Martin fretboards and bridges? (reply)
are you talking about spider webbing? Martin used well quartered wood on the vintage stuff.
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tippie53

12/18/14 11:53 AM
Re: D-45 Top Wood (reply)
I woun't do the work on one that is in good shape. The best advice is to get a custom made with the specs . The retop would diminish the value of the guitar.
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tippie53

12/18/14 11:51 AM
Wild grain on vintage Martin fretboards and bridges? (topic)
Although I don't own one, i am a sucker for wild grain Brazilian rosewood on fingerboards and bridges. Most vintage guitars have plain quartersawn pieces there. Does anyone have any pics of their wilder grain in this area, thanks.
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Martingreats

12/18/14 11:04 AM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
I wonder if Gibson knows what they're doing with this "mystic rosewood." I guess we'll find out in ten years or so. Martin has kind of set a precedent with their cosmetic grading. I have heard time and again that they don't tap test....
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Jesse Dylan

12/18/14 8:52 AM
Re: Brazilian rosewood guides on Stanley 45 planes (reply)
The 45 has only one fence.  The fences on 55 haave an odd profile and mine would not yield a bridge.  Most plane knobs and totes were brazilian from pre- 1960 (with the exception of the war years) are brazilian, and there has to be...
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ruby50

12/17/14 10:56 PM
Re: Really cool EIR grain (reply)
Once we move into choosing wood because it is interesting looking instead of choosing it for conservative properties having to do with strength and stability, a number of potential issues come up besides potential for cracks. The back...
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Bruce Sexauer

12/17/14 5:24 PM

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