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Re: Could a 1971 D41 have Brazilian Rosewood? (reply)
I really do prefer this early '70s EIR to the chocolate easter bunny look of the later stuff. Great stuff. Dan
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skyboltone

04/23/14 4:19 AM
Re: Could a 1971 D41 have Brazilian Rosewood? (reply)
My '71 D-28... next to the OP's queried '71...
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kydave

04/23/14 2:37 AM
Re: Could a 1971 D41 have Brazilian Rosewood? (reply)
The brownish EIR that Martin used in the early '70s fools a lot of people.
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MikeHalloran

04/23/14 2:33 AM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
What surprised me was your not knowing where any D tuc. was. This because I have done so many build threads with it while singing its praise. I no longer have over a hundred sets, but I do still have about 30.  I will string up my latest...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/23/14 12:51 AM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
EH, right now it's Tas Blackwood in the lead - have found a source of air-dried, dense, beautiful sets, with great taptone, BUT...ditto on the Panama RW.
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James1953

04/23/14 12:42 AM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
I've played a few Higuerilla guitars, and they were spectacular. LMII have on their description at their website they believe it to be similar to Palo Escrito. Palo Escrito is one of the best RW's around for nylon strings anyway....
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earwighoney

04/22/14 9:59 PM
Re: OM-28V - Rosewood Grade Question (reply)
I like them all. The OM-28V is an extremely consistent instrument and if you've decided you like a small/medium sized rosewood guitar you'll be happy with just about any one you get. Sitka is known for sounding excellent right out of...
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PengyWengy

04/22/14 7:16 PM
Re: OM-28V - Rosewood Grade Question (reply)
Thank you for your input, Buck. Here are the tops to the instruments, labeled respectively. The pictures that are next to each other mean that they are the same instrument. Not sure if there is enough detail in the pictures to be...
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zackwgreen

04/22/14 5:56 PM
Re: Black "stains" appearing under finish on new Adi top (CS-D18-12)  (reply)
Glad to hear Martin's made it right!
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Mister Shakey

04/22/14 3:49 PM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
"Dumbfounded!!! " Ha, Bruce! John, Those sets look very nice. Knowing the qualities of both of these rosewoods, I would also likely not care too much if they were not fully quartered, even though I am a bit of a QS fanatic.
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James1953

04/22/14 1:51 PM
Re: OM-28V - Rosewood Grade Question (reply)
Just based on those photos, I like #3. Assuming they are equals in terms of sound and feel, I'd probably be even more interested in how the tops look.
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Buck

04/22/14 1:10 PM
age/exposure to uv light and effect on Brazilian rosewood (topic)
I noticed that most old rosewood ages in a uniform manner and either retains the original depth and color or fades uniformly. In some cases, as in the 2 examples below, the wood develops an uneven appearance. The guitars are 1938 000...
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timn

04/22/14 12:33 PM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
I don't know of anyone who has any. I have over 50 sets, both Guatemalan (left) and Panamanian (right). The two-piece backs are not fully quartered, but that won't stop me from using it.
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Arnoldgtr

04/22/14 6:49 AM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
Dumbfounded!!!
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Bruce Sexauer

04/22/14 5:57 AM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
Actually, I'd say that Dalbergia tucurensis would be #1 for me here, but I don't know of anyone who has any.
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James1953

04/22/14 2:53 AM
Re: OM-28V - Rosewood Grade Question (reply)
The only fault in EIR is that some feel it pales in comparison to BRW. I am among those. But otherwise it is difficult to fault in terms of its reliability to work with and in the long term as a guitar timber. It dries well, rarely...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/21/14 11:52 PM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
0021fan wrote:Don't know how Taz Blkwd compares to Malaysian Blkwd ... but the Malaysian can be very attractive .... OzBw is an acacia, the closest functionally to Koa, but a little more happening structurally, IMO. Malaysian Bw is an...
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Bruce Sexauer

04/21/14 11:47 PM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
Thanks for your replies, everybody! At the moment, I'm leaning towards Oz Blackwood.
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James1953

04/21/14 11:34 PM
Re: OM-28V - Rosewood Grade Question (reply)
Thanks, Bruce. I appreciate the confidence!
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zackwgreen

04/21/14 11:18 PM
Re: Feedback on potential back and side woods - thanks in advance! (reply)
Don't know how Taz Blkwd compares to Malaysian Blkwd ... but the Malaysian can be very attractive .... 
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0021fan

04/21/14 10:50 PM

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