#1
Hi all,
I live in Ireland, and I want to get my hands on a cap for my next project, ideally it should be at least 17,1/2 X 9 X 3/8 inches.
I don't mind too much on the species, so long as it looks decent. And the cheaper the better!
Thanks in advance.
#2
*bump*

Anything?
Surely I'm not the only person in Ireland into guitar building and on this site?
How about decent European shipping rates even?
#3
Do you have any specialty lumber stores that sell exotic lumber in your area?

You can also check with local cabinet/furniture makers

Ebay is also a place to look.
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#4
I don't, except a lumber yard/joinery that I went to for my last build. Got absolutely stitched for a 2-piece ash blank. Cost 140 or thereabouts I think! Plus they said that they would never do anything under an inch thick, something to do with stability and 'cupping'.

I thought of Ebay, but I'd be wary of the shipping costs there, and also I won't be buying anything until April/May, so it's not particularly reliable.. They also seem not to have a huge amount, or any, caps. As in less than an inch thick. Which is a waste for me, considering I need only half that, max.
#5
Yeah, I was young and ignorant then.. all of a year and a half ago!

Thanks for the reply though, answered pretty much everything I was looking for exactly. I'll assume that the UK and Ireland are fairly similar in this sense!
#6
Send a E-mal to Chris Larkin Guitars ...he'll be able to give you some advice on buying wood in Ireland G'luck
#7
Well, as you seem to have been bumped by a New Jersey furniture sales bot, I'll chip in with this...

I got a couple of nice, figured caps from Oregon Wild Wood for 124USD including shipping plus £23 import duty. That works out at about £50 each, which I don't think is a bad price, and they're far superior to anything I could find over here. They were extremely helpful throughout, but watch out for their website - it'll keep you occupied for hours.
#8
Not sure if TS is still looking at this thread, but I know of a few decent eBay sellers when it comes to instrument building timber.

Try "Prime Timbers" and "Sherwin Timber".