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Old 06-25-2012, 08:31 AM
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Default Black Limba dread Video added 7/16/12

I only posted one other guitar I have made on this forum. I got two comments. 800 views. It was a nice guitar so I was kind of disappointed, but I was able to pick myself up and move on. I thought I would post another since it uses some cool wood.

Black Limba back and sides
Ziricote fret board, bridge and head stock veneer
Lutz spruce soundboard (very nontraditional as far as coloring but I love it)
Pinless bridge of my own design
Black limba bindings, mitered purflings
Black limba tail wedge
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Still some rough spots to clean up on the finish but then it goes to its new owner.






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Old 06-25-2012, 08:35 AM
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These are worn holes. I did not fill them intentionally, but the finish got in them and well...sort of closed them up. I wish they were fully open to the inside.



I have more pics if anyone is interested I just did not want to post too many. HA!!

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Old 06-25-2012, 08:47 AM
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beautiful Tony - is it for sale?
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Very nice, Tony!!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:06 AM
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Hey Tony, that looks really nice. What is the sound profile of Black Limba? Also, love the side fret markers. Do you do other options, like arm bevels, sound ports and such?

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Hey Tony,
Looks great amigo! That Black Limba is a real find.
And hey, doesn't this double your last count?

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Old 06-25-2012, 09:21 AM
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Shugaboy,
It is a commission, so it has an owner already. I will be posting a walnut and cedar dread soon that has no home.
CET,
Thanks!
Mikealpine,
Sounds somewhere between mahogany and EIR, which is what people say about any wood that is not mahogany or EIR! It sounds like a nice guitar should. I hope to get a sound clip posted soon but my playing is awful, so it certainly wont do this guitar any justice! It is not too boomy, nor to bright.
I don't do bevels but I may one day. I usually do have ports in my guitars but the future owner did not want it.
Thanks for looking!
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Beautiful guitar. I love the limba. I think the end graft is my favorite part. I've never seen one done like that I really like it. Also the rosette is stunning what wood did you use for it?
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That's pretty funny, about the sound. I'll look forward to clps. Very curious about it because it is a very pretty wood.
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Steve,
I think it does! It's a new record!
Zeke,
As I was cutting out a ziricote end graft(with sapwood of course) I saw a scrap from when I trimmed the sides and had this idea! I am very happy with the look and thanks for commenting on it.
The rosette is walnut burl. I used because it had orange in it like the limba. Another of my favorite features on this guitar!
Mikealpine,
It sounds like a hand built guitar should...which is to say it sounds great. Better than a store bought, factory made guitar. And despite my awful playing and cheap recording gear, I think you will like it's sound. Stay tuned for a clip!
Black limba is pretty common but black limba with these orange streaks is not. It works like mahogany and feels like mahogany. As such if I had to classify it, it sounds like a 'hog guitar. I wish I had 50 more sets like this but I don't. I have only seen a few and foolishly didn't buy them all! My loss. I hope my sound clip does this baby justice.
Tony

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Tony,

I did a little research and came up with this:

It is used for furniture and music instruments- the most famous of which is in the Gibson Flying V & Explorer models of the late fifties.

As a tonewood…

It is used for back an sides for guitars, where it’s light weight allows it to compare to mahogany. Tim Mcknight says:”I have used Black Limba. It is a drop in tonal replacements for Mahogany. ”


Subjective tone…

I would broadly characterise the tone of Limba as close to mahogany.


So your comparison to Mahogany is apparently right on. I like the looks much better, though; much more interesting.

Thanks for sharing this,
Mike
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Mike,
Thanks for posting that description. I would say its dead on accurate.
Limba is a more interesting looking version of mohagany! Perfect!
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Tony,

I did a little research and came up with this:

It is used for furniture and music instruments- the most famous of which is in the Gibson Flying V & Explorer models of the late fifties.

As a tonewood…

It is used for back an sides for guitars, where it’s light weight allows it to compare to mahogany. Tim Mcknight says:”I have used Black Limba. It is a drop in tonal replacements for Mahogany. ”


Subjective tone…

I would broadly characterise the tone of Limba as close to mahogany.


So your comparison to Mahogany is apparently right on. I like the looks much better, though; much more interesting.

Thanks for sharing this,
Mike
So is Black Limba a synonym for Korina Wood?
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I don't usually post on these "sexy guitar" threads, but...wow. That is one sexy guitar. Can't wait to hear how it sounds!

Just out of curiosity, what does something like that go for?
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So is Black Limba a synonym for Korina Wood?
Tony, my pleasure. I love learning about this stuff! I'll never feel creative or skilled enough to build one, but I enjoy the process anyway.

And yes drive-south, that's what I read; it is a synonym for Korina. Seriously cool looking wood.

Mike
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