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Old 01-14-2019, 01:05 PM
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Originally Posted by Rudy4 View Post
I've worked with osage a bit in general woodworking and as a fret board wood. Drawbacks include not being generally available in widths needed for tops / backs, it can be very unstable with twisting and splitting not uncommon, it is not colorfast and usually turns an unattractive brown, losing grain differentiation over time.
Splitting likely goes with the territory. I remember Somogyi once wrote that brittle is good sonically.
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