I need a rosewood source!

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Sybo, Jan 11, 2020.

  1. Sybo

    Sybo TDPRI Member

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    I am completely enamored by a guitar I saw the other day and oooohhhhh the lust fired up. I came across George Harrisons Rosewood Tele and I want one similar. A friend of mine here in Franklin Tn is a custom builder and he said we could do one no problem. You guys got any lumber sources? NOT a parts kit, lumber.
    thanks all you wonderful peeps for this place!
     
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    Rosewood looks great ... but it comes with too much environmental baggage. Can you get there any other way?
    Printed paper? veneer? formica counter top material made to look like rosewood and then binding?
    Scrounge around garage sales searching for a broken end table that's only good to supply the wood for the build?

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  3. RiversQC

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    FWIW, this is a similar project in roasted ash - an alternative wood.

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    When I built my rosewood thinline, I sourced the wood from Exotic Woods in NJ. Call and ask for Gulab (the owner), and tell him what you are looking for and why. Nice guy! He used to source wood for Tommy R. at USACG.

    Ciao,
    Rick

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  5. Sybo

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    Thanks man!!!!
     
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    Hearne Hardwoods carries very nice rosewood, both in "premo" (and uber expensive) luther grade as well as rough lumber in the normal 4/4 and up sizes. I recently had the pleasure of picking out a few hundred board feet of the beautiful stuff for a craftsman friend who lives in Texas who needed it for a major table commission.
     
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