A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

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A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by nkforster » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:17 pm

Well, I've been here four years now, so you'd expect me to be starting to use a few Aussie woods. and I am. For my cheaper work I'm gradually phasing African mahogany out and Queensland maple in. For my fancier work, I'm currently building with some lovely Victorian blackwood, and pictured below is a guitar with back and sides laminated with jarrah veneer. For necks I'm using Fiji mahogany and New Guinea rosewood.

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Re: A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by Bob_H » Thu Aug 04, 2022 8:28 pm

Really love the jarrah. My childhood was spent with a father building a clinker-built boat out of jarrah, and it is a tough, but beautiful, timber.
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Re: A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by lamanoditrento » Fri Aug 05, 2022 9:07 am

Man that jarrah is beautiful! Your drednaugh looks quite deep at the heel Nigel, how deep is it? Or maybe its the nice slim heel. Beautiful work.
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Re: A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by nkforster » Fri Aug 05, 2022 3:26 pm

No idea how deep it is. Nothing unusual, it has to fit in a case after all.

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Re: A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by WJ Guitars » Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:40 pm

Excellent looking Guitar with the Aussie timber. What are your comments regarding how it sounds.

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Re: A couple of guitars with Aussie woods

Post by nkforster » Sat Aug 06, 2022 2:04 pm

WJ Guitars wrote:
Fri Aug 05, 2022 10:40 pm
Excellent looking Guitar with the Aussie timber. What are your comments regarding how it sounds.

Wayne
Still sounds like my guitars.

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