#1
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!!!
#2
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.
#3
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
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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.
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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
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