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CITES Musical Instrument Certificate (topic)
Here is the infamous passport. An invention of the U.S Government if I remember correctly?? I'm probably wrong... I wonder if they look the same in the U.S / worldwide and if Australia still refuses to accept this piece of paper? I had...
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Victor Volpi

02/27/15 3:32 AM
Re: Lee Valley hygrometer - any experience? (reply)
I've not tried that particular hygrometer, but a search on just about any forum related to guitar building will provide you with more hygrometer, salt test, and sling psychrometer information than you have time to read. It may also leave...
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moocatdog

02/27/15 1:17 AM
Re: Lee Valley hygrometer - any experience? (reply)
I have two humidity meters that I bought online for $10 or less each. Took them to work and compared them to an accurate instrument and they were pretty close in the range I tested. I have seen mechanical ones that were way out to lunch,...
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printer2

02/27/15 12:34 AM
Lee Valley hygrometer - any experience? (topic)
Hello one and all!  I am currently looking for a modestly priced, reliable hygrometer, and I noticed this little analogue one on the Lee Valley website - http://www.leevalley.com/US/wood/page.aspx?p=60020&cat=1,42405 One thing which...
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PeterDavies

02/27/15 12:03 AM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
Good advice from Tony: I'm pretty sure the Wood Police don't range down as far as Melbourne, so you'll be OK.   : )
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billwi

02/26/15 11:51 PM
Re: Finishing Schedules (reply)
Thanks for the replies.....helpful.  My experience with finishing is mostly from doing flat work....cabinets, built-ins and furniture where the difficulty of staining plywood veneer and solid wood rears it's ugly head, and I have always...
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Gary Jacuk

02/26/15 5:35 PM
Re: Finishing Schedules (reply)
I do similar to john with one creavate , I use a filler that is similar to Martin's it is a paste mineral spirit based filler, Pore o Paq. To aid in the flash time I do it the martin does. I mix what I need , about 3 tablespoons at...
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tippie53

02/26/15 2:33 PM
Re: Finishing Schedules (reply)
If I am staining, I do it first. Sealed wood will not take stain. I do seal the top beforehand to prevent accidently getting stain on the spruce.I then seal the stained surfaces and apply water base pigmented pore filler (if necessary)....
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Arnoldgtr

02/26/15 10:10 AM
Finishing Schedules (topic)
So, I'm working on a guitar and approaching the final phase and I'm curious what your sequence is for applying finish to a guitar.  There's stain and filler and sealer, and lacquer, or some sort of finish, and I'm curious as to the...
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Gary Jacuk

02/26/15 3:48 AM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
You only need to add the "probably" should you decide to sell it. While you own it and play, feel free to assert it is Engelmann. And enjoy it!!
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tonguy

02/26/15 1:55 AM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
Thanks for the comments. In future, I think I will describe is as "probably Engelmann" rather than "possibly Engelmann", but a pic is really worth a thousand words. Unless anyone can think of an objection to that.
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Tony Done

02/25/15 9:20 PM
Zebrawood? (topic)
Any thoughts on this?This piece is 9-1/2" wide, 75" long, and 5/16" thick. I bought it at a garage sale where there were a number of boards for sale - I asked how much and the widow woman said "$1". I said "$1 a board foot?".  She said...
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ruby50

02/25/15 9:17 PM
Re: Rosewood variations mystic (reply)
Gibson Mystic rosewood custom J200 I've found the the builder is the secret of a great guitar. It sounds like Gibson has found a tricky name for flat sawn wood so they can use it in their guitars. If it is truly Mystic you could be...
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Mister Shakey

02/25/15 5:13 PM
Re: Which African Blackwood Set would you prefer? (reply)
I have been talking with the guy who sells the wood (very nice contact, am i allowed to name the company?) He send me closeup pictures of set 2, because i was curious about the imperfection on the left piece. My feeling, that this place...
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recharger

02/25/15 5:59 AM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
Likewise no expert. However by sheer coincidence I happen to have my one and only Engelmann-topped guitar (A&C 2) out on a stand at the moment, and it is extremely reminiscent of the top in post #7.
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Davids Harp

02/24/15 11:39 PM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
tonguy wrote:I'm not a wood expert, so value my opinion accordingly. Overall, in your Bourgeois I see the "buttery" or "creamy" characteristics I usually associate with Engelmann. And regardless of the actual spruce species, your...
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Tony Done

02/24/15 9:57 PM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
Look familiar, this is my Eastman AC708 Grand Concert. When I saw your 1st pic I thought Engelmann, the close-up looks even more like Mr E. best
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bertram

02/24/15 9:18 PM
Re: Engelmann? (reply)
I'm not a wood expert, so value my opinion accordingly. Overall, in your Bourgeois I see the "buttery" or "creamy" characteristics I usually associate with Engelmann. And regardless of the actual spruce species, your Bourgeois has a...
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tonguy

02/24/15 8:44 PM
Re: What's the wedge? (reply)
Look inside the sound hole at the unstained wood, might tell something.
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bertram

02/24/15 4:36 PM
Re: What's the wedge? (reply)
Center wedge and edges look Indian to me.
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Fred aka George

02/24/15 3:30 PM

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