#2
So whats this for? The wood looks cool lol
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#3
i can probably get 3-4 tops out of that if i cut it right. just random guitarness, knowing ME i will make another tele out of it, probably with black binding, that would look sexy with the red hues in the wood. its very neat, and not commonly seen, so i figure it will make its way onto quit a few bodies.
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I woulda put a bit lower on the wood :P


Where did you find this, BTW?
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#13
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yeah the figure runs through it very well, i got it from a friend over in oklahoma, you meet the best contacts at north american wood shows. he gave it to me for 6 dollars.

:O 6 dollars? Good god. Dude, is there any special technique to getting figured woods, or is it just kinda hit and miss when chopping trees?
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#15
Can you imagine how gorgeous that wood would look with a PRS style dye job? Dye it black and sand it down 3 times to get the endgrain black. then dye it a deep red... WOW, that would be an amazing looking body.
#17
I mean a deep red, not anywhere near the color of that wood. And dying the wood isn't gonna cover the curl. You ever seen a PRS top? They are 3D looking. It doesn't cover the figure, it enhances it.
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no need to dye it, its redwood...? i would never cover up that curl with dye anyways, its VERY holographic.

Word. It's too bad the figuring wasnt more uniform, then you could end up with a guitar like this:
http://www.carvinmuseum.com/images/playersgallery/ct6t-flamedredwood-1.jpg

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#19
ive played 3 custom shop private reserve PRS guitars, the top is not curly, its very bland and does not shine when light refracts on it. neither does their quilted maple.

oh i dont really like UNIFORMness in my curl, nature isnt perfect 98% of the time, and i think that music is natural, so it works for me.
#20
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ive played 3 custom shop private reserve PRS guitars, the top is not curly, its very bland and does not shine when light refracts on it. neither does their quilted maple.

oh i dont really like UNIFORMness in my curl, nature isnt perfect 98% of the time, and i think that music is natural, so it works for me.

Not complete uniform, but more evenly spaced things. I have to say, with figuring as big as redwood, i almost like it more when things aren't completely bookmatched.
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#21
Even rough, I think that the redwoodhas better shimmer than that Carvin posted. All he's going to need is a little something to seal and protect. That juxtaposition of the vertical grain and horizontal shimmer is great.
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#22
this wood is really really soft, the whole piece of wood weighs 1.2 pounds i think. its comparable to pine, and is sometiems used for acoustic tops i think. i will definitely need a hard lacquer finish on it. definitely satin though.
#23
Good stuff, the figure on redwood is always stunning and that's an absolute steal at $6! If you end up getting more tops out of there than you need drop me a line, I'd love to do a build with redwood
#24
redwood is very soft and easily dented (yesit is used in acoustic tops sometimes). It would probably be smart to use a hard finish on it or atleast something like tru oil. I like figured woods that don't look completely uniform, but still are heavily figured. this is definitely what I like the wood to look like:
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redwood is very soft and easily dented (yesit is used in acoustic tops sometimes). It would probably be smart to use a hard finish on it or atleast something like tru oil. I like figured woods that don't look completely uniform, but still are heavily figured. this is definitely what I like the wood to look like:

Me too man. How it doesnt match up perfectly. Looks neat, unless you have giant figurings (kinda like 10 tops), in that case i like it perfectly aligned more
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