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Re: Choosing Best Adirondack Spruce Top Advice Needed, Please (reply)
Thanks Bruce and John for your replies. Much appreciated. All the best, GuitarPicker
The Log Cabin

GuitarPicker

07/28/14 4:10 AM
Re: Choosing Best Adirondack Spruce Top Advice Needed, Please (reply)
Is wide grain generally viewed as better on an adirondack top, or the narrower grain?Yes. Medium grain, too.I'm not trying to be flippant, but Bruce is right. If you want a loud guitar, a lightweight top is the ticket. Unfortunately, in...
The Log Cabin

Arnoldgtr

07/28/14 3:48 AM
Re: Choosing Best Adirondack Spruce Top Advice Needed, Please (reply)
Just choose the one that looks good to you. There is no reliable way to choose the better sounding one by looking at pictures, assuming the contenders all fit the standards parameters for an acceptable top. Other persons may prefer one...
The Log Cabin

Bruce Sexauer

07/28/14 2:34 AM
Choosing Best Adirondack Spruce Top Advice Needed, Please (topic)
Hello,I am shopping for a D-18GE and thought I would seek advice on what grain to look for in what would be the most likely best choice between several contenders.  The guitar would be purchased via mail-order, so I would not have the...
The Log Cabin

GuitarPicker

07/28/14 1:59 AM
Re: I created some plots for discussion (reply)
I've certainly heard about Padauk and Osage Orange, but Ceylon Satinwood seems to be within a reasonable radius to Brazilian on all of your plots, and I've never heard of it. Anyone know anything about it? It is yellow and...
The Log Cabin

Arnoldgtr

07/27/14 10:38 PM
Re: I created some plots for discussion (reply)
Alan, I have been unable to find reliable damping numbers (Q) collected on a variety of species. From what I have read, it is quite difficult to quantitate with and precision and can be impacted by the sample. But I suspect that your...
The Log Cabin

iim7v7im7

07/27/14 10:24 PM
Re: I created some plots for discussion (reply)
Very cool, iim..... I've certainly heard about Padauk and Osage Orange, but Ceylon Satinwood seems to be within a reasonable radius to Brazilian on all of your plots, and I've never heard of it. Anyone know anything about it?
The Log Cabin

ChazmoRocks

07/27/14 9:34 PM
Re: Torrefaction (NOT Torrification, etc) (reply)
IN the immortal words of Bruce Sexauer: "I can't get no, Torrefaction!"
The Log Cabin

Hamjack

07/27/14 8:53 PM
Re: I created some plots for discussion (reply)
Although I can't say there's much real data to support it, there is a general belief that damping is an important factor. Obviously it would be difficult to do a well controlled experiment with that as the variable. That property is...
The Log Cabin

Alan Carruth

07/27/14 6:37 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Colms wrote:In my experience it took nearly 3 years for my CS-21-11 to open up. when I first purchased this guitar I was a bit disappointed with its sound especially given its fabled specification, lightweight Adi top. The guitar just...
The Log Cabin

matthewpartrick

07/27/14 5:23 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Hamjack wrote:Throw a Tonerite on it for a month and report back.I have been tonriting the bejeezus out of it for about ten days, so I'll keep you posted.
The Log Cabin

matthewpartrick

07/27/14 5:20 PM
I created some plots for discussion (topic)
I thought that I would share these plots with the "log cabin" forum. I created a series of x, y plots of key mechanical properties of published mean values for density, hardness and stiffness of a number of commonly discussed alternative...
The Log Cabin

iim7v7im7

07/27/14 1:30 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Throw a Tonerite on it for a month and report back.
The Log Cabin

Hamjack

07/27/14 1:14 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
In my experience it took nearly 3 years for my CS-21-11 to open up. when I first purchased this guitar I was a bit disappointed with its sound especially given its fabled specification, lightweight Adi top. The guitar just didn't develop...
The Log Cabin

Colms

07/27/14 8:12 AM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Alan Carruth wrote:Generally when a guitar opens up, it's the bass that gets stronger. Dense and hard top wood, like Red spruce, takes longer. Patience, grasshopper. This is what I hoped to hear. It's not that I was expecting rapid...
The Log Cabin

matthewpartrick

07/27/14 2:39 AM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
like Alan says Mat, I have a Bourgeois Sitka topped J-OM that took a few years to 'play in' / 'open up' and show it's potential. Possibly a very stiff top / bracing ?, but it sure became a very resonant instrument .
The Log Cabin

OMgypsy

07/26/14 10:22 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Generally when a guitar opens up, it's the bass that gets stronger. Dense and hard top wood, like Red spruce, takes longer. Patience, grasshopper.
The Log Cabin

Alan Carruth

07/26/14 9:56 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
Give it 20 more years..
The Log Cabin

tatry

07/26/14 7:37 PM
Re: Bill Collings Interview I ran into. It was interesting (reply)
I've played Collings Dreadnoughts over the years, but I've never owned one. I think they are very well made guitars. They have their own sound or tone. It's different than the Martin tone. I found them to have more or brighter trebles...
The Log Cabin

Mister Shakey

07/26/14 6:17 PM
Re: Let's delineate Red Spruce "opening up" (reply)
I had a Bourgoise sloped D with Adi/quilted hog for almost ten years and I didn't hear any drastic changes. I think the sound you have now is what you can expect for the foreseeable future, with maybe some marginal improvement in the...
The Log Cabin

Sean Grexa

07/26/14 3:40 PM

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