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Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
Personally, I have every reason to doubt any wood identification that is based on a photo.There, I fixed it.
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moocatdog

04/24/15 3:11 PM
Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
African Blackwood very often looks like that. A south african friend brought us samples (used them as Alphorn rings) of which some had the color shown above.
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Victor Volpi

04/24/15 10:50 AM
Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
The set I presented as an example of nicely quartersawn African Blackwood was presented personally to me by luthier John Slobod (Circa Guitars). I presented in response to someone saying that there where no 2-piece, quartersawn sets of...
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iim7v7im7

04/24/15 10:00 AM
Re: African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) (reply)
iim7v7im7 wrote:There are some nicer sets out there, but in many cases they have been snatched up already by luthiers and as you suggest demand a premium in terms of pricing. For example:Looks like Indian Rosewood to me.
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tatry

04/24/15 3:22 AM
Re: Another, "What kind of spruce is this? request (reply)
John, that what I was thinking. David's story is that the bundle of wood that they found in the old North Street factory was labeled "Adirondack Spruce". It still looks like Sitka to me. I'm wondering if the spruce was perhaps...
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Smeckman

04/23/15 11:48 PM
Re: Landscape (reply)
Oh, snap, John Lewis!!
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tonguy

04/23/15 11:29 PM
Re: Maple often characterized as shrill.. I hear it as very warm. (reply)
BillWi posted,G'day Tony, Interesting to hear about your Goliath. It would be great if you could post a picture of said 'time capsule'. I have a G-30 from the early seventies (000/0M size) and your description of its tonal character...
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tonguy

04/23/15 11:27 PM
Re: Another, "What kind of spruce is this? request (reply)
Engelmann. No doubt abou--Wait, what? Did I just write Engelmann? That's so weird! I meant to write red. Definitely. Yup, absolutely. Red, for sure. That's what I meant.
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moocatdog

04/23/15 11:25 PM
Re: Another, "What kind of spruce is this? request (reply)
Red spruce typically does not have that much cross silk. IMHO, it is Sitka.
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Arnoldgtr

04/23/15 4:21 PM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
Thanks guys! It's a shame because I like the retailer selling the Madi, and the guy selling the Cambodian just bad mouthed every other guitar out there... maybe it's a French thing. Both are probably just out of my price range a few...
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cbt711

04/23/15 4:19 PM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
Hi cbt711, I have a Martin custom shop 00-42 12 fret cambodian rosewood / adirondack complete hide glue build that is 2 years old. It sounds exactly what you described. "Well rounded sound with beautiful highs, strong and present...
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berniebull

04/23/15 3:49 PM
Re: Landscape (reply)
Drool worthy thread
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Uncle Dude

04/23/15 5:14 AM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
My one Cambodian guitar, a Mini-D, is very strong, has fine balance, and most notably it has a dry voice VERY much in the vintage line of tone. All of my MadRose guitars are much lusher. As I mature I am finding myself more drawn to the...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/23/15 2:13 AM
Re: Another, "What kind of spruce is this? request (reply)
+1 Adirondack. I have 40 year old Sitka and it dont age like that. The only way that spruce could look any better is if it were in my hands !
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Atagulkula

04/22/15 11:34 PM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
Beautiful pieces!
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cbt711

04/22/15 9:23 PM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
Well, Madagascar sure is the HOT Rosewood right now.  It's got the looks, the scarcity, and the demand. I've never heard a guitar built with Cambodian (d. bariensis) so I wouldn't know.  I do have some sets of both, and the Madagascar is...
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MikeyV

04/22/15 8:52 PM
Re: Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (reply)
I've never played a Cambodian RW guitar but I imagine it would be more collectable than a MRW guitar.  As for tone there's some good info in the thread below.  Post #19 in particular...
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earwighoney

04/22/15 8:45 PM
Cambodian vs. Madagascar Rosewood on OM/000 (topic)
All build aspects equal, which would you use for back and sides and why? Then future proofing the purchase, is there any value to Cambodian not being offered in the custom shop typically but it is on 15 guitars.  This is for a studio...
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cbt711

04/22/15 4:31 PM
Re: Maple often characterized as shrill.. I hear it as very warm. (reply)
Wondering whether anybody with guitars built out of the different tonewoods did a spectrum analysis of the tap tones of the guitars? Something like this.
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printer2

04/22/15 11:12 AM
Re: Another, "What kind of spruce is this? request (reply)
Looks like Adirondack to me.
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BJ Toscano

04/21/15 11:08 PM

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