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Old 02-29-2016, 07:35 PM
OddManOut OddManOut is offline
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Originally Posted by Steve Kinnaird View Post
Hi, OMO, did you take a decision re. the mahogany?
Our experience with sinker mahogany (two guitars so far) is that it is a bit denser than mahogany being cut now. Which stands to reason, it comes from older trees, and whatever mineral leach has occurred under water only adds to that.
What you have shown so far promises to be a beauty! Keep us posted.

Thanks, Steve!

The sinker mahogany set is a keeper! It is nicely quartered, has nice ribbons and subtle beeswing curl throughout. Taps nicer than most mahogany I've tapped. It is not as red as in the seller's pic, but still a nice mahogany hue.

I also got a proper pic of the top, with and without the bracing pattern (those tone bars will be reversed).

First design note: The x-braces will be rotated in to increase their intersection with the pyramid bridge. The x junction will not be moved.

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Last edited by OddManOut; 03-11-2016 at 07:12 AM.
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