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Old 09-09-2019, 06:01 PM
ruby50 ruby50 is offline
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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.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby16...7641029319394/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ruby16...7641029319394/

it is a 3/4 size Gibson - like a Scout - with a 23-1/2" scale or so. Even so, it is quite loud. I am looking forward to building with it again. Scroll left and right for more pictures

Ed

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