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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:21 pm 
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here is the Facebook page post.
https://www.facebook.com/AlaskaSpecialt ... =3&theater

And as all of our other product, It's 100% salvage too. An added bonus for those that support ending clearccut logging and green tree cutting.
Probably not equitable investment for an instrument selling for under $1000 unless one feels, and is in a position to be really charitable!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 28, 2015 11:34 pm 
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Nice - I saw that Tom Ribbecke scored a nice billet or two of that from you. Can't wait to see/hear what he carves out of that!

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 12:00 am 
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yep, we made a deal on one chunk that will yield to very small archtops. We are all very happy and excited. It will be quite some time , a year or longer, before we get to see and hear what Tom does. with it. The wood is still saturated wet.
The flat-top acoustic sets are ready to work now.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2015 4:48 am 
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Boy, that's ugly. If you want me to get rid of it for you, just PM me and I'll dispose of it for you.
I'll even pay the postage. :roll:

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 30, 2015 7:08 pm 
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So about $10 for the top and $1090 for the back story? Still , that's only about 30 cents a year.....
People like a good story - throw in some mammoth ivory fittings and English bog oak for back and sides and capture that ancient (not just vintage) sound.

Sincerely, it is a rare item, and I hope you have good luck with the sale!


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Good enough for Slash. http://joiguitars.com/custom-guitars/sl ... om-guitar/ There is a market. You just have to find it. Reuben did.



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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:10 pm 
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I'm thinking that I finished a guitar with one of those tops recently. As I remember, it was really interesting under finish. I'll see if I can dig up a photo.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 01, 2015 1:35 pm 
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I'm happy to report st #1 D/J for $1100 sold today.
And there are a few other builds going on that I am aware of.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 8:14 pm 
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Well we actually posted 22 sets of various acoustic guitar booksets. It took me a CRAZY 27 hours to measure, pattern, number, take pics, edit and name pics, Then create the listings, upload the pics and then assign the product pics to each product sku.. Most of the time was waiting for my internet to reconnect to the domain host server. Alaska Internet service is so sub-par.

Posted a link in our facebook page.
https://m.facebook.com/AlaskaSpecialtyWoodsInc

And here is a direct link to the category in the online store..

https://alaskawoods.com/product-categor ... ent-sitka/


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 17, 2018 11:36 pm 
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That's very cool stuff with a great back story and look. Very unique.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Well, this post was started a long time ago and actually Yesterday I spent all day measuring, patterning, taking pictures and posting 10 Jumbo and Dreadnought Ancient sitka top sets, and 7 carved top Mandolin, Mandola, Octave/Viola sets to the Ancient Sitka Parent Category, and subsiquent sub-categories.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2018 2:35 pm 
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I sure wouldn't have expected that these sets with the wild grain, from being cut close to the rootwad, would be as stable as they are.
Despite the big humidity fluctuations in our warehouse between the colder dry air of winter, with the added heat from our wood furnace when the RH was down to 35%, to spring, summer and fall when the RH is up to near 80%, and these boards don't move much. And stay flat as can be.. A very unique fiber type in many ways.


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