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Old 09-09-2019, 07:11 PM
SJ VanSandt SJ VanSandt is offline
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Originally Posted by ruby50 View Post
We have a tall ship in town that was launched in 2001 - the schooner Sultana. All of her framing (ribs) were made with naturally curvy hedgerow Osage Orange. The local saying is that when you use it as a fence post, it lasts longer than the hole.

It is also called "Poor Man's Brazilian Rosewood". Here is a shot of a freshly made guitar (already toned down a little in color), then one about 2 years later to show the difference. It has changed very little in the 2 years since then.

Thanks for the photos, Ed. That looks like a sweet little guitar. I have to confess I like the aged color better, but then that's the way I feel about many tonewoods.
Allison AJ, Kinnaird OM, Hatcher 00.
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