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Another wood identification.

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Bugeater281, Nov 8, 2017.

  1. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Not sure what kinda wood this is. My wood guy thinks it's mohogany sapwood or possibly a teak. I want to use it as a fretboard but need to know what it is. What do you think. IMG_7075.JPG IMG_7076.JPG IMG_7081.JPG
     

  2. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    I'm thinking' more Teak than Mahogany. Could be wrong.

    Is it oily?
     

  3. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    It doesn't feel super oily, but I guess it's off a pallet that came from China. I'll sand it back and see if it's oily deeper in the grain.
     

  4. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    Even if it is Teak it may not be oily. Teak dries out too :)

    Pretty wood though
     

  5. Bugeater281

    Bugeater281 Tele-Meister

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    Wood teak make a good fretboard. I just hit it with some 120grit and it feels just like my bocote.
     

  6. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

    Jan 31, 2012
    Lake Jackson, TX
    It will if it'll hold the frets.

    On second thought, No. They'd be terrible. Send them to me.
     
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  7. zorgzorg2

    zorgzorg2 Tele-Meister Silver Supporter

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    Looks a lot like some Brazilian teak I have (cumaru). Very hard, worked well for a fretboard.

    Best
    Martin
     

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