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BY olegmcnoleg
#826496
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That’s a perfect brace of LPs.

Are you hoping that if you push them close enough together, they will mate and have little R9 babies? :sarc:
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BY GrantB
#826497
Knowing my luck they'd have a Samick
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BY Molly
#832150
Just picked up my new guitar from the courier depot. 2003 Custom Shop Lacewood Strat. Rather nice flame.

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BY Molly
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Cdog wrote:Dang! That neck is hard to believe... Really gorgeous. Digging the pearloid with that figured timber. What's the body made of?


Cheers.

It's lacewood which I understand is a generally misapplied name given to any wood with lace figuring. Lots of sustain. Guessing a weight around 8.5lbs.
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BY Molly
#832175
Xotic guitars seem to have access to a lot of nice maple but, yes, pretty rare for a Fender.
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BY willow13
#832176
Molly wrote:
It's lacewood which I understand is a generally misapplied name given to any wood with lace figuring


correct although not misapplied, more misunderstood as most people think it is a type of wood not a "pattern"....in new zealand the most common tree to produce a lacewood pattern is the Rewarewa

At one of the properties I look after they have to medium sized Protea trees that judging by the bark pattern are very likely to be heavily patterned lacewood...but they won't let me chop them down :rofl: .. bastards :angel:
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BY GrantB
#832177
The lacewood reference is for the body I think.

Great looking neck!
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BY Molly
#832178
GrantB wrote:The lacewood reference is for the body I think.

Great looking neck!


Yes. I understood that but was kind of distracted by the neck. Body's a beautiful piece of wood too.

Took it apart because you have to, eh? Neck has 'Clapton' written on it which I'm guessing is a reference to the soft V carve.
BY kwhelan
#832179
willow13 wrote:
Molly wrote:
It's lacewood which I understand is a generally misapplied name given to any wood with lace figuring


correct although not misapplied, more misunderstood as most people think it is a type of wood not a "pattern"....in new zealand the most common tree to produce a lacewood pattern is the Rewarewa

At one of the properties I look after they have to medium sized Protea trees that judging by the bark pattern are very likely to be heavily patterned lacewood...but they won't let me chop them down :rofl: .. bastards :angel:


fascinating, how did you learn that stuff, be interested in a photo of the tree and bark just out of curiosity
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BY Molly
#832180
kwhelan wrote:
willow13 wrote:
Molly wrote:
It's lacewood which I understand is a generally misapplied name given to any wood with lace figuring


correct although not misapplied, more misunderstood as most people think it is a type of wood not a "pattern"....in new zealand the most common tree to produce a lacewood pattern is the Rewarewa

At one of the properties I look after they have to medium sized Protea trees that judging by the bark pattern are very likely to be heavily patterned lacewood...but they won't let me chop them down :rofl: .. bastards :angel:


fascinating, how did you learn that stuff, be interested in a photo of the tree and bark just out of curiosity


Someone on a Strat forum told me a bit about lacewood though I confess I'll need to do some homework to understand it:

Lacewood has a janka hardness of 891. For comparison's sake: Basswood 410, Alder 590, soft maple 850, cherry 950, walnut 1010, S. American mahogany 1200, Swamp Ash 1320, Agathis 1350, hard maple (the neck) 1450. One could predict sonic qualities about halfway between basswood and agathis, or about halfway between alder and swamp ash.
BY kwhelan
#832183
Molly wrote:
kwhelan wrote:
willow13 wrote:
correct although not misapplied, more misunderstood as most people think it is a type of wood not a "pattern"....in new zealand the most common tree to produce a lacewood pattern is the Rewarewa

At one of the properties I look after they have to medium sized Protea trees that judging by the bark pattern are very likely to be heavily patterned lacewood...but they won't let me chop them down :rofl: .. bastards :angel:


fascinating, how did you learn that stuff, be interested in a photo of the tree and bark just out of curiosity


Someone on a Strat forum told me a bit about lacewood though I confess I'll need to do some homework to understand it:

Lacewood has a janka hardness of 891. For comparison's sake: Basswood 410, Alder 590, soft maple 850, cherry 950, walnut 1010, S. American mahogany 1200, Swamp Ash 1320, Agathis 1350, hard maple (the neck) 1450. One could predict sonic qualities about halfway between basswood and agathis, or about halfway between alder and swamp ash.


so the denser, therefore the heavier wood is brighter? due to more resonance and vibration passing through.
be interested to see where some of those aussie hardwoods that they used in telephone poles like jarrah that the aus acoustic makers use fit
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BY Mini Forklift Ⓥ
#832186
Congrats Molly, lovely. What pickguard have you decided to go with?
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