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Another "Which set of Brazilian" thread (topic)
I have decided to build a Brazilian OM, and have been offered two sets of wood from which to select.  I quickly picked one set, and then changed my mind.  I'd like to hear other's opinions on the sets if you're willing to offer...
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ferganzo

10/01/14 5:59 PM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
The guitar is already gone. Alas, this mystery should be solved right?Using the original photos at their original size and cutting out all the other areas... The grain near the very center almost disappears on this pics: 
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Zmark

10/01/14 5:11 PM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
Mark, I'm not sure about yours, but here are a couple of closeups of mine. The grain lines get over 40/inch in some areas.
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Buck

10/01/14 2:59 PM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
Hi Charlie - Ya, I meant is it from the Smokies Spruce as seen on some of the 00-21GE's from '98.
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Zmark

10/01/14 2:13 PM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
Mark, I had thought you were referring to THE "Smokies" red spruce...were you referring to red spruce from the Smokies in general?
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clucking

10/01/14 4:52 AM
Re: Which BRW set? (reply)
.......what JA said..... Rick
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rjtwangs

10/01/14 1:33 AM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
I think you'll need someone like John Arnold to take a look at these photos. After all, John harvests more Smokies red spruce than just about anyone. I'd bet he would know. Rick
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rjtwangs

10/01/14 1:28 AM
Re: Looking for Magnolia (reply)
The incredible flame you see here is probably an illusion, I think it is saw marks. The character here would be from being quartered, which Magnolia shows very nicely. This chunk weighs about 50lb. I guessed the size earlier it is 2"...
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Bruce Sexauer

10/01/14 12:50 AM
Re: Types of "cedar" to avoid? (reply)
I learned to canoe as a scout in an Old Town canvas covered canoe. All the other boys wanted the aluminum canoes, they were OK, but I always picked the green canoe.
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Dave in Tejas

09/30/14 8:25 PM
Re: Using different types of wood for back and sides ?!? (reply)
Smeckman wrote:I had a Bannerhead J-45 with a one piece mahogany back and maple sides. It sounded really good. Kind of like mahogany on steroids or was that maple with an extra dose of sweetness?And I had a '43 L-00 with the same back...
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bassrun

09/30/14 8:04 PM
Re: Looking for Magnolia (reply)
Talk to me...
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Dave in Tejas

09/30/14 6:12 PM
Re: Types of "cedar" to avoid? (reply)
Thanks for the OT history regarding wooden canoes. I have owned a number of OT canoes...but never a wooden one. Wooden canoes and boats have their followers..."if God had wanted boats made of anything but wood he would have made...
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Otisco Kid

09/30/14 5:55 PM
Re: Looking for Magnolia (reply)
Tom Thiel of Northwind Tonewoods has or ha Magnolia sets for sale. I have a 3" x 14" x 48" ten years in the shop 1/4 sawn chunk I might part with.
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Bruce Sexauer

09/30/14 3:52 PM
Re: Opinions on the top of a '98 00-21GE Smokies Red Spruce ? (reply)
My uneducated guess is no - as tight-grained as that spruce is, it isn't quite as consistently tight across the entirety of the board as the Smokies I've seen, and it doesn't have the tell-tale dark stripes alongside the sapwood-center....
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clucking

09/30/14 5:18 AM
Looking for Magnolia (topic)
I know, great string-band name.Really I am looking for some Magnolia boards to buy, and have come up empty so far.If you know of any, let me know, thanks.
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Dave in Tejas

09/30/14 2:59 AM
Re: Is grade 3-4 adirondack standard on the D18A 1937? (reply)
Buck wrote:Andrew 0018 wrote:The grading must be subjectively based on what they have in stock at the time, as my 2012 Authentic top (which presumably has the same grading) has super tight grain and virtually no run out, bear claw or any...
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Tom West

09/30/14 12:25 AM
Neck progress (reply)
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BLHW

09/29/14 11:59 PM
Re: Which BRW set? (reply)
Thanks.
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Andrew 0018

09/29/14 9:13 PM
Re: Which BRW set? (reply)
Bottom set as a nice contrast to the shade top is my preference. Ron
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RonW

09/28/14 1:03 AM
Re: Which BRW set? (reply)
Bottom set, but I'd see if the outline of the back could be flipped vertically so the wider lower bouts were at the top. The narrower shoulders should then avoid the mystery dark areas above the yellow writing
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tonguy

09/28/14 12:51 AM

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