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Re: 1958 Mystery top? (reply)
Thanks. I asked the question and it appears that whole batch of guitars had Sitka tops.
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Buck

02/10/16 9:19 PM
Re: 1958 Mystery top? (reply)
Buck wrote:If you don't mind divulging the serial number, it may be possible to find documentation of the top wood in the Martin archives. I am personally certain John is correct, but if you get the same answer from two different...
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weege57

02/10/16 8:32 PM
Re: 1958 Mystery top? (reply)
If you don't mind divulging the serial number, it may be possible to find documentation of the top wood in the Martin archives. I am personally certain John is correct, but if you get the same answer from two different sources, all the...
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Buck

02/10/16 7:29 PM
Re: 1958 Mystery top? (reply)
I agree. Sitka. The reddish color can occur in all spruces. In Sitka, the color tends to be in parallel bands, while it is much more irregular on the other spruce species.Besides the color banding, I also see the other hallmarks of...
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Arnoldgtr

02/10/16 6:52 PM
Re: 1958 Mystery top? (reply)
they do happen in this era but yours looks like sitka to me
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idog

02/10/16 6:46 PM
1958 Mystery top? (topic)
On my '58 000-21 for sale....looking closely when I took the photos, the grain is distinctly red.  Could this be a mystery top or even an adi top?  Marty
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weege57

02/10/16 6:34 PM
Re: BRW .. interesting color and grain .. (reply)
It occurs to me that it actually looks a lot like Malaysian Blackwood.
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Bruce Sexauer

02/09/16 9:35 PM
Re: BRW .. interesting color and grain .. (reply)
Does it pass the sniff test?
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Rob Gower

02/09/16 5:33 PM
Re: African Blackwood (reply)
I once owned a Bob Thompson dread that was Adi/ABW - a very heavy guitar. It had an almost velvet type tone to my ear. Smooth, warm and relaxing. It was not a loud guitar by any means. It was my wife's pick of the litter also. While I...
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RTA48

02/09/16 2:30 PM
Re: African Blackwood (reply)
I played a large Gerald Sheppard guitar in ABW that was very impressive. That was at HGF years ago, but perhaps he still has it in this wonky market. I have a big set of ABW on hand for if someone ever asks. I keep a number of sets of...
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Bruce Sexauer

02/09/16 12:02 AM
Re: BRW .. interesting color and grain .. (reply)
What Ziricote' wishes it was!!!
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Bruce Sexauer

02/08/16 11:57 PM
Re: THE Tree? (reply)
Very well stated, tado! +1
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Twincam

02/08/16 11:20 PM
Re: BRW .. interesting color and grain .. (reply)
One of the many variations in new growth BR. The cut looks decently quartered.
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Arnoldgtr

02/08/16 9:52 PM
Re: African Blackwood (reply)
Have any of you played a dreadnaught or other large body made of ABW? I mainly see it in smaller guitars. I assume that it's because of the smaller trees that it tough to get a larger set.
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oncogene

02/08/16 9:05 PM
BRW .. interesting color and grain .. (topic)
Saw this among several other sets .... can't recall seeing this appearance before.  I kind of like it ... Thoughts?https://woodtoworks-com.3dcartstores.com/Rosewood-Back-Side-sets_c_63.html 
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0021fan

02/08/16 6:34 PM
Re: THE Tree? (reply)
the last thing any of them want is to have someone call them and ask for a guitar made with "the tree" and not be able to fill the commission. Actually, the last thing I would want is to build a guitar under commission that the buyer was...
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Arnoldgtr

02/08/16 6:31 PM
Re: THE Tree? (reply)
I hadn't been keeping up with this thread, but wow! This could possibly be the example of why the internet doesn't work well for expressing opinions - the nuance and inflection that might make a verbal comment hilarious is lost in the...
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tadol

02/08/16 6:13 PM
Re: THE Tree? (reply)
Hey Lefty, it New Yorkers like you who give New Yorkers like me a bad name....Get the joke, we're both got a "way" with people. I'm glad I'm not the only one to get some static here. Despite the overcautious nature of the moderators...
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Rob Gower

02/08/16 3:40 PM
Re: African Blackwood (reply)
African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is the most dense, stiffest, hardest, glass-like of rosewoods. On average, it is much higher in density and stiffness than Brazilian Rosewood. Dense, glassy rosewoods such Amazon Rosewood,...
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iim7v7im7

02/08/16 1:05 AM
Re: African Blackwood (reply)
I may not be the best one to reply but just my thoughts from playing a number of fine guitars and having the good fortune to have owned some really nice ones. I did have an opportunity to play a Ryan ABW Sitka top guitar and it was...
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42 Fan

02/07/16 10:53 PM

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