Roasted Mahogany

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  1. PLAYLOUD

    PLAYLOUD Member

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    Anyone had a guitar built using this type of wood? Curious what were the differences in tone or even weight versus standard mahogany.
     
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    Heres one...

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  4. Jerry

    Jerry Supporting Member

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    He was asking about mahogany, not pine, geez.....:)
     
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    gibson made some roasted LP's for Music Zoo. they were 10k each... :eek:
     
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    Jeff Gehring Silver Supporting Member

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    Roasted 'hog? Sounds delicious!
     
  7. ToneLounge

    ToneLounge Guitar Maker Silver Supporting Member

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    We made some Fano RB6 Thinline in Arroyo Grande with roasted mahogany. It cut nicely and was easy to work with, took finish nicely, etc. Weight is still an issue from board to board.
     
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    Wood you pay $10,000 for that kind of wood?
     
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    Jon Silberman 10Q Jerry & Dickey Gold Supporting Member

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    Those axes are hot - your licks will sizzle even if you're burned out!
     
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    gtrckl Silver Supporting Member

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    Ask Gene Baker or Mike Lipe. They've both built with roasted mahogany.
     
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    What a bunch of dicks you gear page people are!! :crazyguy

    pictures of burning trees, COME ON! :banana
     
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    i have a roasted mahogany guitar made by mike lipe, there is just a slight difference in weight maybe just a few ounces. the main reason mike likes to use roasted woods is the zero moisture content of the wood which
    provides stability.

    some info - according to a luthier supplier - The process is different from heat treatment in that it is done in an oxygen-deprived environment to prevent the wood from igniting. Heating the wood to temperatures of between 300°F and 470°F. During the process structure of the wood is altered to enhance some of the physical properties such as color, stability and fungal resistance. More efficient than drying, Roasting eliminates the water and sap present in the wood, along with the adsorbed water contained in the wood cells. Moisture content of Roasted wood is practically close to 0% internal moisture and will not reabsorb moisture from the air or surface runoff since its hygroscopic properties are altered by the heating process.

    if you watch mike's interview near the end he talks about roasted woods - he says some may add a bit of treble or bass but nothing significant.
     
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    flcmcya Silver Supporting Member

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    Lipe gets my vote!

    That cat roasts dang near everything and it's killer!
     

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