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Old 01-20-2016, 10:35 AM
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I have your catalpa when you are ready Bruce .
I have used all the usable catalpa in the shop. I have a lot of other wood, just about everything commonly used, plus a dozen others. But in considering what else I might use for the next Blanca, I realize that catalpa works so well I don't actually have anything I'd prefer! There is more wood on hand in the shop than I have used in my first fifty years of full time building, so buying more confronts me with a very high absurdity level. It is unlikely thay I'll let that stop me.
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While my experience runs to the more common cypress blanca, I can say I definitely have a preference for the blanca. I have two guitars built with Spanish cypress (the real Spanish cypress) and two with mystery cypress and I enjoy the punch, rapid response and clarity of all. At the same time I get some richness that keeps me sonically in the nylon string realm. I really feel that the blanca is the best of worlds. At least for the music I play.

I tell people coming from the electric side that negra nylon is the Les Paul and blanca nylon is the Telecaster. If you get my meaning.

Yes you should have one.

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I tell people coming from the electric side that negra nylon is the Les Paul and blanca nylon is the Telecaster. If you get my meaning.

Yes you should have one.

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What a difference a week makes! I think you have a good handle on reality, Hunter.
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I have used all the usable catalpa in the shop. I have a lot of other wood, just about everything commonly used, plus a dozen others. But in considering what else I might use for the next Blanca, I realize that catalpa works so well I don't actually have anything I'd prefer! There is more wood on hand in the shop than I have used in my first fifty years of full time building, so buying more confronts me with a very high absurdity level. It is unlikely thay I'll let that stop me.
An odd thing , the learning curve .
And some think that catalpa is only for cheap Chinese guitars .
I love when the bar moves .
Well done .
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