1. raildog

    raildog Supporting Member

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    From what I have read wood, and the age of it is inportant, there is a luthier here in my town that I would like to have him build me a guitar, does anyone know the best place to find 70 or 80 year old wood? thanks,Scott
     
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    A retirement community?
     
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    That's funny stuff, but I was being serious, any idea's? thanks,Scott
     
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    Do a Google search for reclaimed timber.There are lots of places into this these days.Some reclaiming logs from the bottoms of lakes and rivers.
     
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    Best of luck to you in finding that old stock. Some woods are more in demand than others for luthiery. 70 yr. mahogany is almost nonexistant, or you'll pay VERY dearly to get someone to come up off a stash! 70 yr. old heart pine or poplar may be a very different story and could show up at a local lumber source. It's all relative.
     

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