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Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:John, I have some bridge blanks that look just like the first photo, it is almost "soft", but smells just like BRZ. New growth BR can be a bit softer and significantly lower in density than old growth. I have measured...
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earwighoney

09/20/14 2:25 PM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
Peruvian Walnut.
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Dave in Tejas

09/20/14 4:33 AM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
I don't claim any credit, but I did build a MRW left-handed 14-fret dread in 1990.At that time, it was cheaper than IRW, and the selling price reflected that.
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Arnoldgtr

09/20/14 3:03 AM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
John, I have some bridge blanks that look just like the first photo, it is almost "soft", but smells just like BRZ. New growth BR can be a bit softer and significantly lower in density than old growth. I have measured some at 48...
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Arnoldgtr

09/20/14 2:35 AM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
Jacaranda
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Rod Neep

09/20/14 12:29 AM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
John, I have some bridge blanks that look just like the first photo, it is almost "soft", but smells just like BRZ.
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Dave in Tejas

09/19/14 11:24 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
This article shows the OMC-28M LJ as having a release date of June 2006 http://www.martinguitar.com/strings-slide/15-main-site/artists/470-laurence-juber-goes-three-for-three-with-new-madagascar-rosewood-custom-edition.html
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1CSNfan

09/19/14 10:37 PM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
The top photo and the bottom left photo appear to be new growth BR. I looks identical to some of the BR I cut from 1988 until the CITES ban in 1992.The bottom right photo could be BR, but it also strongly resembles pau ferro (AKA...
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Arnoldgtr

09/19/14 9:21 PM
Re: Matching Tone Woods - Back / Side to Top (reply)
The only big difference I hear from my guitars is from the top wood (on same sized guitars) at "extremes". Compare a "soft" Sitka top to a hard Red Spruce top.Back & side wood makes a minor difference on similar size guitars,...
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Dave in Tejas

09/19/14 7:42 PM
Re: Is grade 3-4 adirondack standard on the D18A 1937? (reply)
garyhd28 wrote:Todd that"s contrary to what has been the conventional thinking around here about top grading. So that's new"s. Or have I missed the shift in thinking?It may be news, but it's not new.  We (me included) have simply...
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Buck

09/19/14 7:03 PM
Re: Is grade 3-4 adirondack standard on the D18A 1937? (reply)
Todd that"s contrary to what has been the conventional thinking around here about top grading. So that's new"s. Or have I missed the shift in thinking?
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garyhd28

09/19/14 4:58 PM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
It looks a lot like some of the nicer Amazon Rosewood I've seen (Dalbergia Spruceana), which also grows in Brazil, and is often erroneously sold as "Brazilian Rosewood".  The nicer examples of this wood does exhibit tighter lines and...
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jeb98

09/19/14 3:43 PM
Re: Osage Orange tone wood (reply)
I believe the native Americans used it for that as well.The native Americans might have used it a bit, but mostly they had trouble working it...it is just too hard for them to mess with very much.
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Buck49

09/19/14 2:24 PM
Re: Mystery Brown Wood (reply)
Otterhound you're reply did make me chuckle. I think a guitar made from the Black Walnut you describe would require some kind of cape to be worn whilst playing the guitar. Tom West, I don't think it Honduran (stevensonii) the seller...
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earwighoney

09/19/14 1:38 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
The HJ-38 was announced in the January 2008 Sounding Board.
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Buck

09/19/14 12:32 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
I have one of the last (if not the last) D28MMs built and it is an early 2009 build, ordered from the factory in early January delivered in late April a few weeks after the model was discontinued. I don't know how many were built, but...
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Hamjack

09/19/14 12:31 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
Cass Sumrall wrote:The first one I remember is the HJ-38 SG. That was around long before the CS-D21-11.Yep.....forgot about that one.  That was 2007/2008??  
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oliverkollar

09/19/14 12:24 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
Of course, I am a Dreadnaught-centric guy, so this a sketchy answer at best. The first one I recall was the D-28 Marquis Madagascar. That was also about the same time they were doing the limited edition 1833 guitars. Several of those...
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Buck

09/19/14 12:24 PM
Re: What was the first MRW Guitar? (reply)
The first one I remember is the HJ-38 SG. That was around long before the CS-D21-11.
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Cass Sumrall

09/19/14 10:45 AM
Re: Matching Tone Woods - Back / Side to Top (reply)
I'd like to hear how that red gum sounds. Love the way red gum looks. Some day I will build one possibly with a red spruce top.
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gjohnson

09/19/14 2:16 AM

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