#1
ok so i we recently changed our fireplace in my house and as a result i have some beautiful 2 inch planks of 40 yr old teak at my disposal and i was wondering whether i could build a nice sounding guitar out of it.i know its heavy and oily and hard to work with etc... but i dont know what it sounds like.anyone have any experience with it?

EDIT: iv just been informed tat it is actually Iroko not teak but it is very similar despite being a completely different species
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Last edited by Eggmond at Jul 3, 2009,
#2
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ok so i we recently changed our fireplace in my house and as a result i have some beautiful 2 inch planks of 40 yr old teak at my disposal and i was wondering whether i could build a nice sounding guitar out of it.i know its heavy and oily and hard to work with etc... but i dont know what it sounds like.anyone have any experience with it?

EDIT: iv just been informed tat it is actually Iroko not teak but it is very similar despite being a completely different species


Iroko is apparently good for necks, if that is any use to you (I seem to recall).
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#3
Try it, what harm can it do besides waste some time?
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#4
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Try it, what harm can it do besides waste some time?


True. I mean, it isnt some crap soft wood and it isnt Ply.

So whatever, will be as good as you make it. It will mainly be dependent on the pickups, so..whatever tone from the wood you get, will be free
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#5
I'm really hoping it sounds good, just because teak is a beautiful wood. If it sounds good too, then I know what I'm finding for my next build.
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