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Old 08-28-2021, 06:34 AM
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Originally Posted by MC5C View Post
Is it solid wood, or laminate? I made an archtop back of solid highly birdseye maple and it's cracking a bit, not that stable. That looks like the top veneer of a laminate to me, in the photos anyway, but curious.
hi MC its solid maple, and only cracking a bit around one of the f holes with the grain. when i got it ( in 2 pieces) spent 40+ hours using 0000 wool and 400-600 grit paper with beeswax to condition and clean it ( was dark dirty dirty and dried out) then around 40 more hours of hand rubbed finish. should stabilize the cracking and well conditioned now, but at 92 yrs old was in very good structural condition

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