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Old 01-26-2019, 04:35 AM
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Originally Posted by Black-n-Nan View Post
Here in Russia white birch is used mainly for heating wooden houses
Try to find Karelian Birch which is pretty expensive but looks beautiful and very similar to koa
But I am not luthier an have no idea is it good as a tonewood.
Same here in scandinavia. Mostly used for heating. Flamed birch has been used for furniture, gunstocks and instruments.
Levin is another (swedish) guitarmaker that has built guitars with birch. It's actually a great toonwood.
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