I happen to have a nice piece of plum wood, and I was wondering if anybody would have advice if this wood is suitable for cutting a neck (+scroll +heel) for a double bass from. The wood is beautifully coloured, dense, and very fine-grained. On working the wood I had the impression that the physical properties are not dissimilar to those of hard maple. On tapping it, the sound is bright & loud. There are unfortunately no flames.
Does anyone have any advice on using it for a neck?
Many thanks, Koen.