Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress...

Posted by: Boggs

Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/09/13 05:42 PM












Posted by: picker

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/09/13 07:12 PM

I love the look of the walnut one. Gorgeous!
Posted by: Dannyalcatraz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/09/13 08:27 PM

The first one almost looks like a leopard...or an ocelot.
Posted by: skipclone 1

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/09/13 10:12 PM

Big walnut fan here, but I would be happy to take either of those.
Posted by: Dannyalcatraz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/09/13 11:34 PM

Both ARE very nice, but that first is a wee bit more exotic.

What is it, BTW?
Posted by: Boggs

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/10/13 05:15 AM

I wish I knew. I am pretty sure it is tigerwood. I bought it from a guy who used to make gunstocks. I can tell you that sparks came off of it during machining though...
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/10/13 09:08 AM

I think I like the walnut the best but the tiger wood is really cool too...I'm guessing a nice clear light satin finish where you can almost still feel the wood would be cool! How about the weight, does the tiger wood weigh lighter or heavier than the walnut? Is the walnut lighter or heavier than the other woods you have used?
Posted by: Boggs

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/10/13 02:23 PM

Those woods are a little heavier and the Cuban mahogany is old growth and really dense as well so they give the little guitar enough mass for balance and great tone.
Posted by: Dannyalcatraz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/10/13 04:19 PM

Cuban Mahogany- is that the wood in the center of the body assembly?
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/10/13 08:52 PM

I'm guessing the Cuban Mahogany is what we have been reffering to as walnut...either way, it's beautiful!
Posted by: Boggs

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/11/13 05:37 AM

The Cuban is the middle of the ice cream sandwich... smile
Posted by: Dannyalcatraz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/11/13 09:09 AM

MmmmMMMMMMmmmmm...

Cuban sandwich.
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/11/13 09:22 AM

So it's walnut Cuban walnut...now if we can just get them to import those cigars...
Posted by: desertbluesman

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/11/13 01:05 PM



Great looking stuff there Boggs (as usual)
Posted by: skipclone 1

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/16/13 05:44 PM

Originally Posted By: Larryz
So it's walnut Cuban walnut...now if we can just get them to import those cigars...


You can get`em in Japan-but even a few will destroy saving up for that next guitar.
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/16/13 07:15 PM

I'll bet they will cost a pretty penny if they ever start importing them to the States, my friends in Canada could get them...but you are right Skip, better to save up for guitars and stay in good health at the same time.
Posted by: skipclone 1

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/17/13 06:11 AM

Well my dad`s the cigar guy.
I`m not exactly a poster guy for 100% clean living either
but when you`re talking about that kind of cost,
yeah I`ll take a #2 pencil and dream instead.
Posted by: Boggs

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/17/13 07:26 AM

Just stop up to Canada. You can get Cuban cigars there... Remember, Cuban mahogany is a species of mahogany and not a location. My source owns a managed grove of old growth in the South Pacific (where I get my Kelela from as well). It is protected as it was harvested nearly to extinction when they used it to build the Spanish Gallions and royalty furniture. It is the cream of the crop of mahogany, for sure and remarkably aromatic when being cut or worked.
Posted by: Larryz

Re: Two exotic solid body RockBeach Mantis bodies in progress... - 01/18/13 10:14 AM

Glad to hear that you use managed grove timber no matter where it comes from...