Wood Source

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  1. guitarbuilder

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    You probably have never ordered wood from Dallas to be delivered to Port Neches Texas ( 95 mi from Houston)....:)
     
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  2. GotTheSilver

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    Has anyone tried the roasted mahogany body blanks from guitarwoodexperts.com?

    Also, does anyone know if guitarwoodexperts.com's Honduran Mahogany is sourced from Central/South America or someplace like Fiji? It was mentioned that they supply a ton of wood to Gibson. Gibson uses "Honduran Mahogany" that is grown in Fiji. Does it make a difference?
     
  3. 65 Champ Amp

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    With the disaster afflicting northern ash, this is the golden age/swan song for lumber cut from that species.
    I'll probably never have to buy lumber again, unless I get tired of ash.
    Thank God for a friend with a skid steer and a Woodmizer saw mill!
     
  4. lookslikemeband

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    Well I need some Ash!!!

    :):):)
     
  5. GotTheSilver

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    Thanks again everyone for the input! I just ordered a roasted Honduran Mahogany body blank from guitarwoodexperts.com, as well as a Honduran Mahogany neck blank and an ebony fretboard from Gilmer. Can't wait for them to come in!
     
  6. nosmo

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    Sorry for the late input, but you should check out Clark's Hardwood in Houston. All sorts of nice wood
     
  7. GotTheSilver

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    Thanks, nosmo! I will have to go check out Clark's.
     
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    Let me know what you think after you go there. They have everything from Spruce to Ebony. Lots of big 8/4 stock. Probably 3 or 4 buildings you can drool through to pick your own pieces. I think it's like woodworkers nirvana.


    The state, not the band.
     
  9. R. Stratenstein

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    Smells like Teen Sapele?
     
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    I like Clarks. They have some wide mahogany planks, and tons of beautiful wood.
     
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    In regards to the difference between kiln dried and air dried - my experience is that air dried tends to warp less and splinter less than kiln dried. I've got a few pieces that my father in law milled some time back. I've got a few plans for them. I can say that the stock I have, although thicker, is as straight as an arrow despite some pretty drastic humidity changes over the years.

    Again, this is my own limited experience.

    I think when it is kiln dried, the fibers in the wood react with the loss of moisture at an unnatural rate. So, they will contract at points causing stuff to warp. If the rate of loss is slower, the fibers will compensate. Much like your clothes shrinking when you throw them in a dryer as opposed to maybe air drying them.

    I'm not an expert on this. I'm just telling you what I have seen with some of the wood I've used over the years.

    And you probably should worry if I'm the guy doing your laundry...
     
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    Bump a year later - I tried contacting guitarwoodexperts through their contact form about some alder body blanks I'd love to buy, but got no response. Does anyone have a direct email contact, or should I expect to need to wait? I'm in no hurry...
     
  13. guitarbuilder

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    Maybe you should try somebody else.
     
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    They have a pretty good reputation it seems and it would appear possibly very large stock to take from?
     
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    Did you try Clarks?
     
  16. tigger

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    Nope! Can you give me a link? (I tried googling but didn't find anything)
     
  17. perttime

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    You are in Switzerland? There's many places in Europe selling wood for guitars.
    A couple of google results:
    https://www.tonewood.rs/Products/113/Electric-guitar-wood.shtml
    https://www.carpathiantonewood.com/product-category/guitar-electrical/
    http://www.exotichardwoods.co.uk/Catalogue/index.asp
    https://www.drewbas-tonewood.com/copy-of-bass

    You might find more with search terms in German, Italian or French.
     
  18. tigger

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    Thanks :) I know, but I have... demands :) I was asking about TRexF16's "Clarks" suggestion since I don't know them.

    Actually one of the best sources here would be espen.de
     
  19. perttime

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    Does look like a good place. Site also lists routed but not sanded bodies and necks.
     
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