#1
Alrighty. I live in Gainesville(ROCK CITY!) florida, and griffith lumber has some fine kiln dried cypress that is, well, nice! I was considering at the very least using it for bodies, but I was wondering if it would be strong enough for a neck? I know old flamenco guitars had cedar necks, and I'm fairly sure knot-free cypress would be strong enough to work, with a truss rod and separate fingerboard, just would like some opinion on it first.
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#4
It's related to western red cedar. It's about as related to pine as spruce, yew, or redwood, is.
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#5
I actually started playing music in Spain, learning flamenco. There are all-cypress guitars out there. However, I don't know if that means sides and top, or really "all" of it. My flamenco blanca is cypress with a spruce top.
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IDK about a neck, cedar is a hard wood, at least the cedar here in central Texas, but I do know that planed and sanded cedar would make a beautiful fretboard.


Unfortunately, it's not hard enough to be used as a fretboard I would think. I think it's around 1600+ on the Janka scale of woods that are suitable for a fretboard. Other woods may not hold frets well.

I do agree, cedar is a good looking wood! With a solid guitar body base, you could easily use it as a top.