Go Back   UG Community @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com > Instruments > Gear Building & Customizing
User Name  
Password
Search:

Reply
Old 09-05-2009, 03:28 PM   #1
rockgod1619
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
A quick couple of questions.

Hey all. My brother in law and I are thinking about beginning to design and build guitars as an offshoot of his small design company. I just had a couple of questions. First: Has anyone here seen a guitar in which the body was cut from a horizontal chunk of wood, to where you could see the concentric rings of the tree? Second: How is pecan as a tone-wood? I have access to a lot of pecan wood and was thinking about using it with that specific cut. Thanks everyone!!!
rockgod1619 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:37 PM   #2
LzAn2424
UG's Greenman
 
LzAn2424's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Sunny Philadelphia
the wood might not hold up very well if it's cut like that, and i've never seen it. it would be pretty sweet to leave the bark on a slab of wood and throw a neck on it. cool idea.
LzAn2424 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:42 PM   #3
rockgod1619
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
I didn't even think about leaving the bark on. I was thinking cut near to strat shape, staining it, lacquering the hell out of it. I just thought it would be an interesting way to do it... Hmmm
rockgod1619 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:44 PM   #4
SomeoneYouKnew
UG God
 
SomeoneYouKnew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockgod1619
Hey all. My brother in law and I are thinking about beginning to design and build guitars as an offshoot of his small design company. I just had a couple of questions. First: Has anyone here seen a guitar in which the body was cut from a horizontal chunk of wood, to where you could see the concentric rings of the tree? Second: How is pecan as a tone-wood?
Sounds like it would have structural problems. Wood is strongest in the direction of the grain. Weakest across it. You'd have the grain running perpendicular to the direction of stress.
Quote:
Originally Posted by rockgod1619
Second: How is pecan as a tone-wood? I have access to a lot of pecan wood and was thinking about using it with that specific cut. Thanks everyone!!!
There is a thread for woods used in guitar building. Go to the central hub and take the link.The GB&C Central Hub
__________________
Meadows
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackal58
I release my inner liberal every morning when I take a shit.
Quote:
Originally Posted by SK8RDUDE411
I wont be like those jerks who dedicate their beliefs to logic and reaosn.
SomeoneYouKnew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-2009, 03:45 PM   #5
rockgod1619
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Thanks SYK!
rockgod1619 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:43 PM.

Forum Archives / About / Terms of Use / Advertise / Contact / Ultimate-Guitar.Com © 2014
Powered by: vBulletin Version 3.0.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.