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Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Are the Hampton Bros listing a lot of different tone woods on E Bay ?I see quite a few Adirondack tops listed there from the same seller.
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PICKITLUTHER

10/31/14 1:50 AM
"The American Woods" (topic)
For lovers of wood, I offer the following:  Today, Wikipedia highlighted Romeyn Beck Hough (1857-1924), an American physician and botanist who created "The American Woods", a 14-volume collection of wood samples from across North America...
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docmcentee

10/31/14 1:05 AM
Re: Is there a tonal difference with sinker mahogany? (reply)
jscio wrote:Got this from the Santa Cruz site. There's a section about woods where Richard Hoover talks about sinker woods and what happens to them after long periods of submersion.http://www.santacruzguitar.com/virtual-tour/Good stuff....
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jima9426

10/30/14 5:03 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Some of you may not know it but John Griffin at Old Standard Wood has a premium product called Ultra Seasoned wood.   Nobody would think of using freshly cut or green wood for a gutiar but there are various degrees of seasoning.   Some...
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Frank Sanns

10/30/14 3:02 PM
Re: Nice QS White Oak (reply)
I like it
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clinchriver

10/29/14 11:18 PM
Re: Nice QS White Oak (reply)
Dakota Dave Hull playing a Brentrup Red Spruce / White Oak GC-6 (Grand Concert)
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cb00ne

10/29/14 7:19 PM
Re: Nice QS White Oak (reply)
"Quartersawn white oak in a build by Haans Brentrup ... IMO, exceptionally nice!"Agreed! To my eye, Haans makes incredibly handsome instruments. The way he combines the traditional with the contemporary is really quite fascinating. His...
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moocatdog

10/29/14 4:58 PM
Re: Woodstock photos anyone? (reply)
Thanks for taking and sharing the photos. Great work on display there. As a wannabe luthier, I agree with the AGF poster (and presumed customer) who referred to Bruce as a "master." 
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moocatdog

10/29/14 4:50 PM
Re: Nice QS White Oak (reply)
Maybe someone will post a picture of the well known 12 fret D that John Arnold made with oak sides and back, that is one truly amazing guitar. Rick
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rjtwangs

10/29/14 4:48 PM
Nice QS White Oak (topic)
From time to time, Oak is mentioned as a domestic alternative ... and, while it has its luthier enthusiasts, you don't see it showing up much in this section or in build threads.  After seeing this in a thread in the Gallery section, I...
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0021fan

10/29/14 4:16 PM
Re: How is Brazilian stored? (reply)
Rod Neep wrote:At Martin.... Under lock and key behind a security fence Beat me to it Rod   Tom  
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Tom West

10/29/14 1:41 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Well then, when to comes to purveyors of red spruce, folks can save themselves some time and give John Griffin a call at Old Standard Wood.  I did (see above), and after some discussion got exactly what I was looking for...
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0021fan

10/29/14 1:54 AM
Re: Name That Rosewood! (reply)
A hoard in the hand is worth two in the forest . . .
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billwi

10/29/14 12:28 AM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Ya, I feel pretty fortunate to have some of John's wood for the project.  One of the reasons Mark got the job (for the D28 conversion) is that he's very exacting, and very picky - we're aiming high here   It is a big investment, and Mark...
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Uncle Dude

10/28/14 11:55 PM
Re: Thoughts on this Madagascar Rosewood. Thumbs up or down? (reply)
I'm sucker for wood like that, and I don't even care what species it is. I've seen some zircote(?) like that on the forum as well, which is mesmerizing.. Gorgeous!
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Uncle Dude

10/28/14 11:28 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Absence of all the following:Spiral growthCurved trunkHeart rotKnots (limbs near the ground)Compression wood Uneven growth ratePitch pocketsPitch streaksRed streaks (precipitated by dead limbs)Hollow coreImbedded bullets and other...
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0021fan

10/28/14 10:28 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Rob Gower wrote:This is going to sound rude, but I don't see anything special about that top. It's got extreme color variations, the grain varies in width though out. Other than being straight grained and sized for a D guitar I don't...
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clinchriver

10/28/14 9:58 PM
Re: Thoughts on this Madagascar Rosewood. Thumbs up or down? (reply)
It is a beautiful back on that guitar.
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Mister Shakey

10/28/14 8:44 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
I'm using a top I got from Nate Hampton/John from Maggie Valley NC on my current build. It's very nice, I can't wait to hear it. Of course, I have no pics.
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MikeyV

10/28/14 8:31 PM
Re: Purveyors of Red Spruce (reply)
Here is one of the Uncle Dude tops I sent to Mark at Folkway.It's a little prettier, but the same sound as the 'lesser' tops.What some may fail to realize is that tops like this can come from the same tree as the others. A typical tree...
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Arnoldgtr

10/28/14 8:26 PM

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