anyone like quilted mahogany?

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  1. EVO

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    I just got this one in the spray booth tonight.


    here are a couple quick pics I took (figure looks way better in person)
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  2. Dana Olsen

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    I like mahogany!

    I pretty much like it quilted or otherwise, but that's a beautiful hunk 'o lumber ya'll got there.

    Nice body shape. What pickups are you gonna use in it?

    I've always loved mahogany guitars - the sonority just speaks to me. LP Juniors and Specials work for me (and a lot of other folks - GRIN)

    Nice, Dana
     
  3. Jim Soloway

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    Beautiful and yes, I love quilted mahogany.
     
  4. EVO

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    thank you. I'm going to put a Harmonic design z90 in the neck and probably a Seymour Duncan antiquity in the bridge.
     
  5. lookslikemeband

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    I love it! BEAUTIFUL guitar!
     
  6. Shades

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    [​IMG] Yes, I do Indeed. :D

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    Nice piece there EVO, looks very cool.
     
  7. Jack Briggs

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    Beautiful. I can't wait to build from this piece:


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    The 2nd pic is wetted with mineral spirits and shows the actual color of this spectacular wood. Sweeeet!!!!!


    :angel

    The wood is from a fabled log which was felled around 1965 in Belize, but wedged in a ravine, sat for some 20 years before being pulled out and then sawn into between 3K and 5K bf of lumber. The piece I have is not even the best of it!!!!!
     
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    WOW! :eek::eek::eek::eek:

    I can only imagine how this looks clear lacquered...
     
  9. enharmonic

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    That is beautiful Mr. Briggs!

    I've been checking out your designs recently on the suggestion of a few people whose opinion I trust. Looking real nice! :)
     
  10. Shades

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    Very Cool Jack!

    more quilt mahogany porn from a buddy of mine
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  11. Jim Soloway

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    Bill, that looks like it could have actually come from the same tree as this.

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  12. Shades

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    Jim, I'm sitting on about 20 tops worth from major wood score I made in '95. Great sounding stuff, rings like a gong. My friend Mark Erlewine is sitting on a board half the size of a freakin Buick! Mike Stevens got the other half of that board
     
  13. lookslikemeband

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    Any extra wood lying around for a new luthier??? ;)
     
  14. Shades

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    This had a bit of nice quilt as well.
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  15. EVO

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    That is awesome wood there. How wide is that?
     
  16. Jim Soloway

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    E-mail me and I might be able to hook you up.
     
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    14". Just wide enough for 1-pc. tops!!!!

    ;)
     
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    Hey Bill,

    Is that by chance a Ribbecke? Look great!
     
  20. Shades

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    Yeah, that's one of Tom's
     

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