Originally Posted by Mojotron
Bubinga is an awesome neck wood - a little heavy, but it's stiffness and hardness makes it one of the most useful fretboard/structural accent woods I know. The price of Bubinga is really good too. IMO, Bubinga has a little more attack than Maple when used as a fretboard.
I'm planning on making one of those superclamps as well - one for bodies as well as one for necks.
I'll be watching.
Great build you got going BTW. I am glad you have continued, we all would have been missing out if you didn't.
I love Bubinga to, I use it on every neck as a filler strip under the fretboard. I have not built a whole neck with it yet, but I will be eventually. I have used it as a fretboard, but I was not in love with the pressure needed to seat a fret. Maybe it was just the piece I was using, it was quartersawn, so maybe that was it.
I have been very happy with the superclamps. They take all the worry, guess work and fear of a gapped joint out of the glue up process. At first I was worried about maybe starving the joint of glue, but an article in the May 2010 fine woodworking basically proved scientifically that you can't provide enough pressure to actually stave a glue joint. So I tighten away and have had very good results. Thanks again to preeb!!