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Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
I just got done looking at my Martin guitar necks.  The only problem is that the growth rings are not as obvious on the necks as they are in your example photos.  I still can't tell.  My HD-16R has Spanish Cedar according to the specs,...
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jethro

04/27/17 12:53 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
Thank you John, your examples really help to clear this up for me.  This is the best explanation that I have seen on the subject.
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jethro

04/27/17 10:14 AM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
Thanks John, good explanation, I understand ring and diffuse porous much better now. You said that Oak is ring porous and the photo of the Spanish Cedar looks very much like our solid Oak dining room table top and I understand why...
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Delmar

04/26/17 11:36 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
The appearance of the pores can be described as 'hash marks'. On Martins, they usually look dark because Martin uses an opaque dark brown pore filler.Spanish cedar. Note how prominent the growth rings are. The growth rings appear dark...
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Arnoldgtr

04/26/17 9:05 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
jethro wrote:Thanks for the link.  I guess that when I'm looking at the back of a guitar neck I can't tell ring porous from diffuse porous. I'll join you on that one jethro! I've wondered about this too and the terms ring and diffuse...
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Delmar

04/26/17 6:10 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
Thanks for the link.  I guess that when I'm looking at the back of a guitar neck I can't tell ring porous from diffuse porous. 
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jethro

04/26/17 5:41 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
John Arnold has pointed out that mahogany is diffuse porous while Spanish cedar is ring porous.  That and a few photos of each has helped me get a reasonable handle on which is which.Here's an older FAQ on the topic.  I'm thinking there...
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Buck

04/26/17 12:17 PM
Re: Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (reply)
You should get a piece of each, raw wood, not a tiny sliver but a larger piece. Work each piece some, sand them smooth, maybe put some clear finish on them. They are pretty different without finish on them, the finish can cover over the...
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Dave in Tejas

04/26/17 2:37 AM
Genuine Mahogany Neck vs Spanish Cedar? (topic)
Is there any way to visually identify Genuine Mahogany from Spanish Cedar on a Martin guitar neck?  I have been trying for years, but I really can't tell for sure.
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jethro

04/26/17 12:19 AM
Re: Opinions on this BRW set? (reply)
Mostly rift cut, so no slab grain. That should be stable enough. The rare pigment figure has no effect on stability.
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Arnoldgtr

04/25/17 2:57 PM
Re: Opinions on this BRW set? (reply)
I'm not qualified to reply to your specific issues .. but, will say it's interesting wood, far from unattractive.
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0021fan

04/25/17 2:02 PM
Opinions on this BRW set? (topic)
I haven’t seen much BRW like this. It looks nice but is it a stable or risky set?I think it looks very interesting but I've decided on another set.Thanks guys!
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stratofied

04/25/17 2:37 AM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
Very pretty set this last, but clearly rift sawn, which matters to me. I may be the last man standing in that "philosophical" conflict, it sometimes seems. I have BRW, IRW, HRW, Oz B'wood, Koa, Walnut, Magnolia, Maple, Mahogany, and...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/22/17 11:03 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
Beautiful 000-21!I have only handled a couple of sets of the Martin GRW, but my impression is that it is the same as the LMII wood. In other words, denser and redder than the 'normal' tucurensis.
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Arnoldgtr

04/22/17 5:29 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
Martin has been sourcing some nice GRW .. this from a limited 1943 000-21 "re-issue" the Chicago Music Exchange did awhile back.  See link below for several other examples...
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0021fan

04/22/17 5:11 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
Bruce Sexauer wrote: Since my email goes through the same provider, I was not entirely confident that emailing the picture would work any better, but it sounds like it has.Yessir! And I replied late last night.
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NY Lefty

04/22/17 5:09 PM
So...uh....Bruce (reply)
What other wood sets may be had?
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bennett518

04/22/17 4:59 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
I host my own pictures on my provider's server at Dreamhost.com. There is, and always has been, some kind of issue at dreamhost regarding their "certificate" which apparently has to do with online credibility. My guess is some other...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/22/17 4:02 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
It comes up perfectly for me on my iPad...NY Lefty wrote:Arnoldgtr wrote:George, Will clicking the link below work for you?http://mojoluthier.com/LP17/tuc1.jpg John,  It comes up jet black, and says "blockpage.cgi" in the header. "...
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iim7v7im7

04/22/17 1:55 PM
Re: Source for guat rw? (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:George, Will clicking the link below work for you?http://mojoluthier.com/LP17/tuc1.jpgJohn,  It comes up jet black, and says "blockpage.cgi" in the header. Thanks, for trying to help though, John. I really appreciate...
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NY Lefty

04/22/17 1:07 PM
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