what kind of wood is this?

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  1. realmpel

    realmpel Supporting Member

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    Could be maple, stained?
     
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    Looks like Walnut.
    What a kickin' fiddle!

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  4. realmpel

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    When I saw it my Koa Alert went off. Perhaps a false alarm, eh? Hehe.

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    jamess Silver Supporting Member

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    +1 for figured walunt.

    I like it!
     
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    I figured it was walnut too.
     
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    Figured walnut for the back and it looks like stained maple for the neck.

    That is one great looking axe..
     
  9. scott

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    I think the back neck and fretboard are all made of figured Claro Walnut.
    I know a guy with a container full of that stuff but he will only sell it all at once.




    www.heatleyguitars.com
     
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    Body is definately looking like walnut .. somewhat like the back of my acoustic, but can you make a neck out of that? i think maple for the neck top looks like spalted maple .. fretboard brz?
     
  11. John Mayes

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    for sure walnut.

    I've made acoustic necks out of walnut and it works great. Walnut is one of my all time favorite woods. The creamy colors, and chocolate hues, with a marbled texture and fiddleback curl....man that is sweet stuff.

    Not to mention I love the tone too. Very sweet.
     
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    maple front, Koa back
     
  13. hemlock

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    Back, neck and fretboard look like figured claro walnut. Top looks like stained maple. Very few other woods have that character of grain.

    Walnut is awesome. My favorite wood to work. Not only does it work like a dream- especially turning!- it smells great! Cherry is right there with it.
     
  14. realmpel

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    Thanks guys, I see it now~curly walnut. Ooh la la. I'll use that for my next axe, I reckon.

    Peace~
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    daveS lefty dude on hiatus Gold Supporting Member

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    Hmm . . maybe its Walnut trying to pretend that it is Koa. Looks good enough to eat though. . .stellar guitar man.
     
  16. Jon Silberman

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    Q. What do you call it when you have a nut on the wall?
    A. Walnut!

    Q. What do you call it when you have a nut on your chest?
    A. Chestnut!

    Q. What do you call it when you have a nut on your chin?
    A. Monica Lewinsky?

    :eek:
     
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    Hehe, Jon. Behave yourself ;)
     
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    Hi everyone,
    It's burled Claro walnut on the back and flamed Claro walnut for the neck. Alex, thanks for emailing me about it. I loved that guitar!!! Steve sent me the wood and when it all got together, I was really impressed. Sounded really great too. I'll see about finding some more of it at NAMM this year. I have some cool guitars coming up with big flamed redwood, flamed mahogany that looks like koa, some koa ones, and other things.
     

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