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Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
I've assembled a good stash of quilted sapele, but I think this was my favorite set of them all.
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harmonist34

11/23/14 7:29 PM
Re: Mid Range Tone(wood) (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:I find a stronger mid range on a forward braced guitar a huge bonus - can you build that in by the wood you choose, or how you scallops the braces, or....?Both. A stiff top, stiff bracewood, and shallower scallops on...
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Uncle Dude

11/23/14 6:18 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
John, I humbly bow to your lucid clarification. It's nice to have people on this forum who serve as mighty search lights and throw brightness on the dark corners of our ignorance! Partsman
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partsman

11/23/14 2:09 AM
Re: Dalbergia Calderonii/Aztec Rosewood (reply)
Ughhhh, I sure don't like the looks of the bottom set. Regardless of the wood used... the Taylor will sound like.... a Taylor.
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Hamjack

11/23/14 12:24 AM
Re: Is this the proper way to dry tonewood? (reply)
"I figured it was a joke, but not being one to pass up a 'teachable moment'...."
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Hamjack

11/23/14 12:16 AM
Re: Is this the proper way to dry tonewood? (reply)
I figured it was a joke, but not being one to pass up a 'teachable moment'....
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Alan Carruth

11/22/14 11:15 PM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
In the late-1960's, Martin built their sawmill beside the new factory, intending to process the BR from raw logs. Soon after the Brazilian government banned the export of raw BR logs in 1969, the Indian government followed suit with...
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Arnoldgtr

11/22/14 10:37 AM
Re: Is this the proper way to dry tonewood? (reply)
One person's firewood is another person's 'tonewood'.When Ted Davis died, he had a large pile of curly maple that was cut locally. It was probably removed from a yard, and was all cut about 16" long to be burned.It made some beautiful...
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Arnoldgtr

11/22/14 10:10 AM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Still waitin for you Rob. ;-)
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JBAZ3500

11/22/14 8:03 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
I think the lack of trees is the major obstacle, and the Braziian government is trying to keep the manufacturing jobs and raw material processing within its borders. We do the same with some of our resources. Whether Martin found that...
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tadol

11/22/14 5:13 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
Unless things have changed, the Brazilian government is a major obstacle in obtaining guitar grade wood. I recall reading in the Martin history that Brazil placed an export embargo on logs and would only sell pre-cut wood. Martin found...
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partsman

11/22/14 2:30 AM
Re: Is this the proper way to dry tonewood? (reply)
Uhhhh, guys, I was joking... I stacked a bunch of firewood and was just being my normal self. Sorry if I upset anyone...
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Hamjack

11/22/14 12:58 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
I think that this is n open ended questions. 1st off , a tree suitable for a guitar is not as common as one may think. I have a 60 Martin well quartered across the back and it averages about 18 gr per in. since a Dred is just less...
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tippie53

11/21/14 1:46 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
I got these 2 flamed sets awhile ago. Just need to set aside the time to use them.Claro WalnutMahogany
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Rnbguitars

11/21/14 3:58 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
According to Carlo Greco, the log that made the Guild Mark VIIs and many of his customs (for John Denver and the like) plus some Mk VIs was around 200 years old. He said he got in trouble for paying so much for a single log in the mid...
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MikeHalloran

11/21/14 1:10 AM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Double post. Still getting the hang of this!CheersPete
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WhistlingFish

11/18/14 9:43 AM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
By traditional standards I'm not sure these sets are my best, but they're at least a little unusual - and pretty too!  Sacha Rosewood (Higuerilla)Spalted ManchingaCheersPete
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WhistlingFish

11/18/14 9:27 AM
Re: Is this the proper way to dry tonewood? (reply)
Mods....(Todd)...Plz sticky Alan's post here in the Cabin. That was awesome!
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JBAZ3500

11/18/14 4:58 AM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
I suspect that some of the new growth trees are large enough for guitars in 50 years or so. By that, I mean slab-cut two-piece backs.......quartersawn backs would take at least 50% longer. But when a tree grows that fast, the quality of...
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Arnoldgtr

11/17/14 11:53 PM
Re: How old was the Brazilian that was used? (reply)
More than a hundred, less than a thousand. There is such a things as a man planted BRW tree, and there is wood available from such trees; I have some. But the legal restrictions being imposed these days do not discern this difference in...
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Bruce Sexauer

11/17/14 9:41 PM

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