Singlecut brazilian rosewood guitar

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  1. hot_rats

    hot_rats Member

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    Here in Brazil, we can get Brazilian Rosewood much easier.

    Anyway, I am thinking of a Dream Guitar, to be built in the future to me.

    How interesting does a guitar like that may sound, look and feel like? How crazy would you go for that?

    I am talking about everything, from body to neck, made of Brazilian Rosewood.
     
  2. Masa

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    That's going to weigh a lot. I wouldn't do it.
     
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    George Harrison liked his Rosewood telecaser I guess.
     
  4. jcoggins7

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    I think it sounds like a great idea, except you would have to get pickups to compensate for what would probably be a very dark and smooth sound (not a bad thing).
     
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    You need to send me some of that Braz rosewood. I`ll feel better,you`ll feel better.:).I`ll build one and tell you the scoop. Good Luck!
     
  6. hot_rats

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    how much would you pay for it?^^
     
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    $20

    lol (but serioriously, if you don't mind...lol)
     
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    I'm sure customs is gonna be real happy when they see a big ol' chunk of Brazilian rosewood at their door.
     
  9. aleclee

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    IMO, it's probably too much of a good thing.

    I believe that when creating specifications for a guitar, the wood choice works better when it's driven by a target tone rather than a desire to be different or exotic.
     
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  11. Samba

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    The Harrison Tele was Indian Rosewood from memory. They're not singlecuts, though here are a few Brazzy Private Stock PRSi. Fun to look at...

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  12. Masa

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    I might be wrong, but I think I heard Harrison's rosewood Tele was chambered.
     
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    I am looking for a dark and rich tone, but still much different than what usually is reached with mahogany.
     
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    Not chambered, but had a piece of maple sandwiched between two larger pieces of rosewood, and an all rosewood neck (not sure if it had a maple skunk stripe...)
     

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