What wood is this??

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What wood is this??

Post by seeaxe » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:50 pm

Any guesses what this is? Its part of my departed mates stash and I'm going to help his family sell it
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Re: What wood is this??

Post by kiwigeo » Wed Jul 19, 2017 6:56 pm

Looking at the first pic I would have said Indian Rosewood but the second photo makes me not so sure. I'm thinking maybe plantation grown IRW from Indonesia or similar??
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Re: What wood is this??

Post by blackalex1952 » Wed Jul 19, 2017 7:36 pm

Looks a bit African to me...the white sapwood might be a clue...Ross
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Re: What wood is this??

Post by Steve.Toscano » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:06 pm

African blackwood or macassar ebony is my guess

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Post by 56nortondomy » Wed Jul 19, 2017 10:35 pm

I've made 2 guitars out of Macassar ebony and that's what it looks like to me. Wayne

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Re: What wood is this??

Post by seeaxe » Thu Jul 20, 2017 9:19 am

Thanks all, very helpful.
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Re: What wood is this??

Post by blackalex1952 » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:06 pm

I agree. Looks like African Blackwood.
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It is now on the CITES list and the LMI website has the not for export US price around $550US. Rare as here in Aus! From your pics it looks like it has been bent and shaped for a classical build. Apparently difficult to bend, so for a classical, the work has been done!
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Re: What wood is this??

Post by J.F. Custom » Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:12 pm

What does it smell like if you sand a little?

There are several Dalbegia's (true Rosewood's) that could look like that, as Martin suggested, Indian being one, Brazilian another potential.

100% ID will be difficult, but smell will help. Weight would too but may be difficult with the shape and any potential bracing etc.

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Re: What wood is this??

Post by seeaxe » Sat Jul 22, 2017 6:32 am

Thanks Again.
I did sand it on the inside of one the sides as I recalled that being a test for brw. Allowing for the fact that I have a bit of a cold atm I couldn't smell anything so I won't get my hopes up. The grain did seem to suggest it. It's nice whatever it is.

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Re: What wood is this??

Post by routout » Sat Jul 22, 2017 8:11 am

That was what I thought it was nice looking wood with a history :D .
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