#1
hi

im sure you've all heard about the windy wether over the past week or so. well theres been a huge tree outside my house(almost crushed it) thats been uprooted. ive been informed that it is beech, would this be good for a guitar body? as its beeing cut up and removed and i could possibly attain some of it.

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#2
I heard beech is often used in drum sticks, though I don't know anything more about it.
#3
yea you could make a shitload of drumsticks and sell them
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#5
yeah ive already considered that point. its just wether its suitable for a guitar body. is it too soft and such details?

edit: lost of drum sticks
in the thread on how to make a girl uncomfortable:

Quote by Angels Fighter
i saw this in another thread but it would work

Blow your load in your hand and slap the girl in the face while yelling "spiderman"


^
#6
I haven't heard of its use as a guitar wood at all. Here's a good list of what are considered "tone woods" - Warmoth Body-woods. It can't be all that soft if drumsticks are made from it.

Basswood, btw, is very soft and yet Ibanez has made quite a living from building guitars out of the stuff.

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Rob
#7
Why not atleast attempt it? What do you have to loose? Make the body, find a cheap neck on eBay and string it up.

Chris
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#8
thanks rob.

ive had a look its mostly likely beech from what ive been told by a next door neighbour. theres tons of the stuff. infact the guys who are taking it away reckon the thing weighed nine tons. anyone had experience with beech or any further info? its not on the warmoth website but from what ive read in the internet its a hard close grained wood....



edit: to algee- sounds like a plan.
in the thread on how to make a girl uncomfortable:

Quote by Angels Fighter
i saw this in another thread but it would work

Blow your load in your hand and slap the girl in the face while yelling "spiderman"


^
#9
Beech seems to be a fairly good tonewood to me. I googled "Beech Tonewood", and a bunch of lumber dealers are selling it as a tonewood.

I also saw a guitar with a spalted Beech top when I googled it. So, I'd say go for it. You've got 9 tons of it, why not experiment?
#10
thnx alot to everyone

in the thread on how to make a girl uncomfortable:

Quote by Angels Fighter
i saw this in another thread but it would work

Blow your load in your hand and slap the girl in the face while yelling "spiderman"


^
#11
if you have some extra, ship it my way.
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#12
European Beech

^ I looked up a Wikipedia article on Beech. Appears that it is used a lot in furniture making. Sounds like it would also be a good tone wood, or if not, it would be cool to experiment with it.
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#13
Quote by AlGeeEater
Why not atleast attempt it? What do you have to loose? Make the body, find a cheap neck on eBay and string it up. Chris


+1. I agree it's worth a try.

Regards,

Rob
#15
How wide is the tree? After milling you may end up with alot less useable timber than you thought.
#16
enough for a body blank. maybe two if i can get
im gonna have to get it kiln dried and such but it should be fine. its harder than bass wood

in the thread on how to make a girl uncomfortable:

Quote by Angels Fighter
i saw this in another thread but it would work

Blow your load in your hand and slap the girl in the face while yelling "spiderman"


^