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Discussion in '2012 TDPRI Tele Build Challenge' started by Thunders1988, Mar 14, 2012.
Already got some Sapele. Consider this a good start.
We'll see where we get from here...
Is everybody going for sapele these days
Good to see you here!
Don't know, man! Just couldn't cough up the dough for Honduran Mahogany.
Are you using it too?
More excitement !!!!
Glad you jumped in, and Good luck!
Welcome, and good luck!
There may be something to this. When I recently went to buy wood, I had my hat set for African Mahogany. Everyone was building with it, and it was sooooo much cheaper than South American mahogany. When I get there, I find nothing but 4/4 stuff, some barely long enough to make a neck. Yet there was plenty of 8/4 SA mahogany (more expensive of course) and loads of 8/4 sapele and paduak, that was VERY reasonably priced (and they were quite eager to sell it). I will probably go back for some of each, but I couldn't help noticing that all this thick, plentiful, and reasonably priced African mahogany I'd been hearing about, was no where to be seen
The sapele I have is a bit on the heavy side... so thinline it will be.
Good luck mate!
Cool, so you guys have experience with sapele...
Will be a first for me. Like Oi's, mine is a bit heavy too.
But yeah, it was rather cheap (about €35/$25 for 220cm x 35cm x 4,5cm)
I'm glad to inform you people that I have come up with an idea... I'll be building a snakehead-meets-LP Junior Esquire.
Not sure about the color yet, but it will be a set neck.
to make the incrowd complete... good luck from barno aswell
I have taken a subscription also. Good luck !
I want to follow this closely!
Sounds cool. Lot's of mahogany this year - excellent choice.
Finally found some time to start this one...
Forgot where I put my electric saw, opted for the "hard way". Took me about half an our to cut this piece of mahogany 3 times. Not too bad.
Piece was big enough for 2x a 2-piece body
Squared the edges with my router and a straight piece of aluminum, bit's too short so I need to get me one with a bearing on the bottom... Oh! And I'm out of glue, so I'll be making a short trip to Antwerp tomorrow. Always nice with this kind of weather.
Mat, when you go to Antwerp say hi to Stijn from me, will you? (lekker bezig btw)
I will! Don't know if I'll have time to pass by his shop.
Same goes for you Oi! You da man! Thanks for the interest.
My Taylor dreadnought is made out of Sapele and sounds wonderful.
Good luck with the build!
Got a visit from mr. Inspiration last night.
Since the body blank is going to be a bit on the thin and heavy side, I was looking for a top. Then I saw a Gretsch Roundup...
Now you guess what I'm going for...
Just ordered a Bigsby B16 for this one. Also got a Filtertron coming and some other goodies.
Not much building so far but I'll get going when I receive all bits n pieces.