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Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Great thread so far. A shame to see no WRC so far. A friend of mine showed me some of his beeswing Cuban Mahogany, salvaged sets from 300 year old furniture, which was amazing stuff. Really dense as well - IMO the best Cuban are the...
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earwighoney

09/03/15 6:32 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Bruce Sexauer wrote:Actually, I've sold that set several times! When the customer asks for my best set, I put it on the table. And they often do ask.  
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Jay Keller

09/03/15 5:51 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
John there are worse things in life than having some real nice guitar set beneath 200 other guitar sets. .... (insert smile here) Are you a full-time builder?? Do you have any finished instrument pics??? What can you tell us about...
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Rob Gower

09/03/15 5:45 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Lets keep 'em coming... I'll try and get some quilted mahogany and red spruce sets posted. I'll tell you some of these sets are "top shelf"....
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Rob Gower

09/03/15 5:28 PM
Some of my best stuff (reply)
    Macassar Ebony     Pau Rosa   Honduran rosewoodCuban mahogany - jumbo sizedLutz spruce - 27" long and 22" wideI have some Brazilian rosewood sets - old growth but mostly ugly.  I also have some sets of Cocobolo from Allied Lutherie...
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john lewis

09/03/15 12:16 AM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Beautiful, Rob, thank for posting.BTW, if you EVER consider parting with the wonderfully landscaped set(s) of BRW (your 2nd photos), please give me a shout.steve
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kriegerse

09/03/15 12:14 AM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Killer looking boards, Rob. Tell us more about that Mahogany board. Pm sent by the way.
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JBAZ3500

09/02/15 9:41 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
Beautiful sets Rob. Thanks for sharing!
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iim7v7im7

09/02/15 9:07 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
Arnoldgtr wrote:There is a difference, but the one spruce that is clearly different is Sitka. All the other spruces are more similar to each other.Engelmann is the lightest, softest, and the least stiff.Euro spruce is next lightest, and...
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RogueBrit

09/02/15 8:06 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
The rumor I referred to was that the Germans had imported Engelmann and sold it for violins. The inference is that they made no distinction between the species, only advertising it as spruce tonewood.However, I have seen no credible...
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Arnoldgtr

09/02/15 7:41 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
Mr. Arnold , Thanks for clearing that up for me if no one else. I don't know why I was thinking Engelmann was European spruce, maybe I just thought it sounded vaguely German. Could be I'm the only one who was operating under that...
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jwp333

09/02/15 7:16 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
I always assumed that Engelmann was European spruce.Two different species (Picea engelmannii, Picea abies) from different parts of the world. Engelmann grows in the Rocky Mountains.  No reputable wood seller is going to represent...
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Arnoldgtr

09/02/15 5:52 PM
From satin to gloss? (topic)
Have a Koa uke that came with a satin finish. Is it possible, (without removing the neck) to buff it to a gloss finish, or would it have to be completely sanded?
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AKC

09/02/15 5:30 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
Very interesting discussion.  Hope I can add this question for response.  In the thread, I see Engelman listed as being different than European spruce.  I always assumed that Engelman was European spruce.  So there is a difference, sort...
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jwp333

09/02/15 5:14 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
I would never have called my Italian topped guitars bright. In the examples I have that I compared to like models with Adi, the adi gave a more focused, right at you, megaphone type sound. Alpine gave a more ethereal, open, surround...
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1CSNfan

09/02/15 4:45 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
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Rob Gower

09/02/15 2:07 PM
Re: Show us your "best" set of guitar wood... (reply)
First attempt at getting some photos posted....
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Rob Gower

09/02/15 2:04 PM
Re: Italian Alpine spruce--bright wood? (reply)
gjohnson wrote:Jesse, Red spruce with an ebony nut, and saddle is my go to guitar it has all the clarity with out being harsh. If you want to cut through in a mix use bone. If you want to sit down relax and just play and sing with the...
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Jesse Dylan

09/02/15 1:46 AM
Re: Martin "Mahogany" (reply)
yes Linda ,  thank you so much for all the help with explaning the many diffrent aspects of mahogany. i was so confused for so long. and thanks to all you other ''hog'' owners, ya'll have really been so much help.   
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Jerry mc

09/02/15 12:52 AM
Re: The Brazilian Rosewood I picked for my build. Thoughts? side added (reply)
Pics added to the gallery
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coolguitar2

09/01/15 11:17 PM

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