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Wood porn: Raw flamed redwood.


Jim Soloway

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This just arrived on my doorstep this afternoon. It came from the private stash of an on-line friend and wood junkie/hoarder. It's completely unfinished but all you have to do is shine a light anywhere on the board and the flame jumps to life. I can only imagine what it will look like with a finish. Unfortunately it's going to have to sit for a while, so I won't find out what it really looks like for real for several months.

 

http://jimsoloway.com/Photos/GuitarProject/RawRedwood-11-04-04.JPG

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Oh WOW! Jim, that's the wood to make that hudderd dollar giter yer gonna build for me.

 

Really, that's going to make a great looking guitar. Wish I had the bucks right now. You'd be building me a nice six stringer from that wood.

 

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Originally posted by mwestenberg:

What sort of guitar use would you put that to? Acoustic or electric instrument? Seems it would be even softer than mahogany. Gorgeous curl though.

It is softer than mahogany but with a good lacquer finish it should be ok. And we only make one type of guitar: chambered electrics. We'd use this for tops only with a swamp ash back.
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Originally posted by Jim Soloway:

Originally posted by mwestenberg:

What sort of guitar use would you put that to? Acoustic or electric instrument? Seems it would be even softer than mahogany. Gorgeous curl though.

It is softer than mahogany but with a good lacquer finish it should be ok. And we only make one type of guitar: chambered electrics. We'd use this for tops only with a swamp ash back.
sounds like my kind of guitar - Tele Thinline ring a bell? :D
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Originally posted by badblues:

Originally posted by Jim Soloway:

Originally posted by mwestenberg:

What sort of guitar use would you put that to? Acoustic or electric instrument? Seems it would be even softer than mahogany. Gorgeous curl though.

It is softer than mahogany but with a good lacquer finish it should be ok. And we only make one type of guitar: chambered electrics. We'd use this for tops only with a swamp ash back.
sounds like my kind of guitar - Tele Thinline ring a bell? :D
A little bit, but there are some huge differences. Take a look at the wesite in my signature. There's lot's of photos and clips.
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Jim,

 

Not to sway the subject, but have you ever built a guitar out of Madrone? I realise it doesn't like to grow in nice straight, wide sections, so it'd have to be a composite guitar of many pieces sandwiched or glued together. (though this may work good for chambered guitars).

 

Just curious on how it might sound, if the body was mostly madrone. If you've never actually done it, what's your best guess?

 

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Originally posted by phaeton:

Jim,

 

Not to sway the subject, but have you ever built a guitar out of Madrone? I realise it doesn't like to grow in nice straight, wide sections, so it'd have to be a composite guitar of many pieces sandwiched or glued together. (though this may work good for chambered guitars).

 

Just curious on how it might sound, if the body was mostly madrone. If you've never actually done it, what's your best guess?

 

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Sorry, but I can't help you on this one. We have no experience with it.
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