Some interesting Rosewood news

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    • #2770
      indexless
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    • #2771
      Chrisakadigdog
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      This is good news for the musical instruments builders and players.  Exemptions for finished instruments but still regulates the raw sourcing.  A win win.

    • #2774
      Daniel
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      Maybe it’ll  be safe to ship my Mauel 000 soon.  🙂

       

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      • #2822
        Matt Hayden
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        LMK when and we can take a shot at it. 🙂

    • #2782
      Acoustic Soul
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      That’s really cool!  Is there any Brazilian left worth buying sonically?  Forget the astronomical price, if someone doesn’t mind buying it does the stuff they still use at SC fulfill that need?  I’ve tried EIR and Cocobolo and found I prefer Mahogany to both.  I heard some Brazilian in person and it’s been the rosewood I liked so far for it’s woody clear balance and type of overtone… it’s not TOO dense.  It’s richness is more palatable and versatile for me

      • #2823
        Matt Hayden
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        The answer is, as it always is with natural materials, “it depends.”

        I’ve seen sets that looked wonderful and straight grained that didn’t sound that great and wood that looked wildly unstable that did.   It’s about choosing the right material and the right builder – and, honestly, the player’s touch has a lot to do with it.  Listen to Lawrence Juber – I’ve heard him perform on a variety of his Martin OM models with different b/s woods from Braz to Indian to Madrose to whatever else, and he always sounds like himself.

         

    • #2793
      Old 97
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      Mahogany is a Best Buy. I love its sound. Brazilian is overrated, just like the Tree. Prices are ridiculously high and the resale is punishing. It’s like buying a Lexus instead of a Toyota. Both get you to the same destination,

      I have three Brazilian guitars, each with a different top wood. I also have Wenge and Mahogany. Tops are Adirondack, Carpathian, German Spruce, and Sitka.

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      indexless
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