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Old 03-15-2019, 08:44 AM
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Built as an example of where there is a will there is a way. The opposite of quarter sawn, good thing it was a small instrument. Had it for over a year to make sure it would survive before I would part with it. One day I will make another but I would like to find the right piece of wood for the top with pin knots like this back had. Just to keep around for the unwary to pick up and find out looks can be deceiving.
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Old 03-15-2019, 03:12 PM
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There really is very little correlation between 'acoustic' grade and 'cosmetic', aside from things like wind shake, dry rot, run out, loose knots, and so on. I've paid top dollar for cosmetically high-grade tops that I found practically worthless structurally and acoustically, and gotten a couple of pretty nice tops as packing material in the process because they had small flaws. It's good wood if you can make it work.
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