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PostPosted: Sun Feb 10, 2019 10:35 pm 
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This stuff has seemed to drop off the face of the earth, I haven't seen it for sale in years. Even Australian Tonewoods doesn't have guitar sets listed anymore.

I am curious what they cost these days, I have a set to get rid of, I'm not a fan of one-off sets in my wood stash. I'll renew my classified subscription and post it one of these days :)

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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 2:22 am 
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It is hard to say Laurie. It is not a commonly used tonewood so there might not be a lot of demand. Even here in Australia I hardly ever see people using jarrah for guitar building, despite there being a lot of it used in furniture building and other crafts (so it is not because the wood is scarce). I have recently used it as a fingerboard material. It is hard and stiff, so I imagine it might be difficult to bend but I have never tried. If your piece is nicely figured it might find a buyer. You could try asking your question on the Australian and New Zealand Luthiers Forum where there might be some folks who have used it before (and maybe want to again).


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 7:42 am 
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Based on my other experiences with Jarrah, I would never use it for a guitar.

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2019 6:09 pm 
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Thanks guys,

Brian: What sort of issues are we talking about? Would you care to elaborate?

I'm tempted to keep the set and bend it to see if I can get a decent rim out of it. I don't see anything yet to scare me away from using the set, but I haven't handling it much. I have only joined the back plates so far. But its highly flamed, I look forward to seeing it with finish :)

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