Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

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Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by kpcart » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:02 am

Thought it would be good to post this one here, as its got aussie timbers. ive tried king billy and huon, not quite good enough for Spanish traditional guitars. I got this perfect quarter sawn piece of bunya, from guitarwoods.com.au which wasn't too dense and had a tap tone like master grade spruce - their bunya seems better than others I have tapped on, even a piece I bought that rolls a lot off the quarter still sounds great. Then I matched that to a lovely quarter sawn western sheoak piece I got from a W.A. luthier, that has the perfect classical guitar tap tone with depth like Indian rosewood and not as glassy tap as brazillian (best makers in classical use Indian by choice). in a blind test, this sounds exactly like a great spruce guitar. I will make recordings of this to demonstrate how good these aussie timbers can be. Krzysztof Piotrowicz No. 9 Bunya/Sheoak classical guitar.
Very light, and will be used for recording and performing. huge tone colour range, very bright, deep bass. a bit better vibrato than most newly built spruce classicals.

Specs:
Soundboard: Bunya (Araucaria bidwilli)
Back and Sides: Sheoak (Allocasuarina fraseriana) (sides flat sawn to avoid cracking with huge medular rays)
Neck: Spanish Cedar
Fretboard: African Ebony (under 4mm thickness)
Bridge: Indian Rosewood around 19grams traditional. saddle is 10mm above soundboard, 12 or more usually makes bridge roll as puts too much tension on.
Tuners: vintage NOS 1980s Gotoh
Bracing: Spanish 7 fan with no bridge plate on top, 3 horizontal braces on back.
Rosette: 1860's Torres replica.
Finish: lightly glossed Tru-oil
Body Resonance: F#
Body depth: 87-91mm

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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by Mark McLean » Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:11 am

Now that is a beautiful looking classical guitar. Nice mix of the local timbers. Thanks for showing it off!

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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by Fisherman » Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm

Congratulations - thats a beautiful looking guitar! I love the look of that Bunya soundboard. If it sounds as good as euro spruce.... well... thats very interesting and i’d be keen to give it a go on an upcoming build...

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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by kiwigeo » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 pm

Really nice work...that sheaok looks like it's on fire.
Martin

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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by kpcart » Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:48 pm

Fisherman wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 2:29 pm
If it sounds as good as euro spruce.... well... thats very interesting and i’d be keen to give it a go on an upcoming build...
they dont all but, if you know the feel of good spruce and the taptone it has, youll find a good piece of bunya. gotta judge each piece on their own.

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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by kpcart » Sun Nov 18, 2018 10:05 pm

kiwigeo wrote:
Sun Nov 18, 2018 9:33 pm
Really nice work...that sheaok looks like it's on fire.
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Re: Bunya/Sheaok - best AU woods Classical

Post by lamanoditrento » Tue Nov 20, 2018 9:49 am

Lovely. I really like the colour tone of that bunya :cl :cl
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