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Old 03-26-2018, 12:10 PM
Alan Carruth Alan Carruth is offline
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I'm assuming that K&Gs modulus of rupture for the woods listed is long grain. Both wenge and padauk, in my experience, are somewhat prone to splitting when bent across the grain. Some of the local luthiers here in New England (guitar hell) have had very bad experiences with wenge instruments splitting due to low humidity. So far I have not seen that with padauk. You need to be careful when working with it, but once the guitar is together it's stable unless challenged by the baggage apes.
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