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David Wren 04-06-2019 09:30 AM

Wren Guitar Works: Bearclaw/Ziricote/Snakewood
 
Hi again everyone! I haven't been taking the time to document things recently, but this one is a bit special for me, so I'll try to pull out all the stops. I've been looking forward to using this wood for some time now, so let's see how it turns out!

For a start, I resawed this bearclaw Sitka from a small billet that Maurice Roy (Roy Tonewoods) chose for me when I was ramping up to build my contribution to the Group of Seven Guitar Project. I only got two tops from the small billet, and this is one of them. I love the look, but I love the tap tone response and deflection properties and light weight even more!

The Ziricote back and sides were also short listed for the G7 Project and it was literally a coin toss decision ... very dramatic grain pattern to say the least, and a nice deep chocolate color tone.

After consultations with my customer, we decided on Snakewood trim for this one, so I'll start to break out the binding materials etc from a board I've had seasoning for years.

There are a few more custom aspects to this build ... so I hope you stay tuned!



http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...clawTop(1).jpg


http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...t7Ziricote.jpg


http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...asnakewood.JPG

Bill Kraus 04-06-2019 10:11 AM

WOW!, beautiful woods there. Can't wait to see this one come together.

TomB'sox 04-06-2019 11:58 AM

Wow, you can see how great these woods are just by looking, but to think they were in the running for the Group of Seven project, they indeed must be upper echelon!

Nemoman 04-06-2019 12:01 PM

Incredible woods, David--I'll be following along!

Dion James 04-06-2019 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by David Wren (Post 6028781)
Hi again everyone! I haven't been taking the time to document things recently, but this one is a bit special for me, so I'll try to pull out all the stops. I've been looking forward to using this wood for some time now, so let's see how it turns out!



For a start, I resawed this bearclaw Sitka from a small billet that Maurice Roy (Roy Tonewoods) chose for me when I was ramping up to build my contribution to the Group of Seven Guitar Project. I only got two tops from the small billet, and this is one of them. I love the look, but I love the tap tone response and deflection properties and light weight even more!



The Ziricote back and sides were also short listed for the G7 Project and it was literally a coin toss decision ... very dramatic grain pattern to say the least, and a nice deep chocolate color tone.



After consultations with my customer, we decided on Snakewood trim for this one, so I'll start to break out the binding materials etc from a board I've had seasoning for years.



There are a few more custom aspects to this build ... so I hope you stay tuned!







http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...clawTop(1).jpg





http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...t7Ziricote.jpg





http://wrenguitarworks.com/WhatsNew/...asnakewood.JPG



Hello David! Looking forward to watching this build, I always love seeing your guitars come together.

SJ VanSandt 04-06-2019 01:23 PM

Spectacular woods!

Halcyon/Tinker 04-06-2019 05:04 PM

Yikes! That some figure...

Steve Kinnaird 04-06-2019 06:28 PM

Oh man, this will be fun!

Steve

virob 04-06-2019 11:06 PM

Wow! This is going to be amazing!

El Conquistador 04-07-2019 12:45 AM

VERY Cool!

Steve

Kenneth Casper 04-07-2019 09:04 AM

Beautiful palette to work with, David! I'll enjoy watching this piece of art come together.

Ken

cigarfan 04-07-2019 10:00 AM

Goodness! Nice wood selection. Should be something to see.

justonwo 04-07-2019 10:15 AM

That is some outrageously cool ziricote.

David Wren 04-07-2019 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bill Kraus (Post 6028822)
WOW!, beautiful woods there. Can't wait to see this one come together.


Am I lucky to be able to work with woods like this ... heck yeah! Thanks for popping in to this thread Bill!

David Wren 04-07-2019 01:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TomB'sox (Post 6028900)
Wow, you can see how great these woods are just by looking, but to think they were in the running for the Group of Seven project, they indeed must be upper echelon!

Hey Tom ... they're definitely top notch in my books, that's for sure!


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