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Need a piece of Mahogany

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Junk420, Nov 6, 2012.

  1. Junk420

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    Hey there everyone,

    I am working up the courage and experience to build my own bass down the road.

    I decided to start off by tearing apart and re-building an old Epiphone Les Paul Special II that my friend gave to me. I will have some questions a little down the road, (if its worth repairing a slightly damaged neck and most likely some help with wiring) but here are my plans.

    I want to delete the neck pick-up and replace the bridge with an EMG ALX HZ pick-up and switch. http://www.musiciansfriend.com/accessories/emg-alx-alexi-laiho-hz-humbucker-abq-set

    I need to get my hands on a piece of mahogany so I can shape it to fill in where the neck pick up used to sit. Anywhere else out here where I have found some aren't quite dry enough and not really suitable for what I want to do.

    If anyone is/was building a bass out of mahogany and wants to ship a chunk to the great white north, it would be greatly appreciated. I would safely say a piece 6 inches wide by 10 inches to a foot long at least. I know I'll be doing it twice, as I normally screw up and then learn from my mistakes.

    Message me and I can pay for the shipment via Paypal.

    Thank you!

    Shawn
  2. HaMMerHeD

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  3. Junk420

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    I had no idea this website existed, thanks a lot!
  4. Junk420

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    Scratch that. They wont ship that type of wood to Canada.

    Anyone else have any ideas?
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    not knowing where in Canadia you are, I suggest looking on Google Maps, woodfinder, or in the yellowpages for "hardwoods". Mahogany is not a terribly hard wood to find as hardwoods go, and many places will sell offcuts for next to nothing. You might even find a place that sells mahogany decking and see if they have anything.
  8. Junk420

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    Thanks for the tips guys, I'll check them out tonight.

    I didn't realize my location wasn't there. I just moved to Cornwall, Ontario. I moved from a small town North of Toronto and I'll be back in the area this weekend. Burlington isn't far from where I'll be, I'll try and stop by this weekend.
  9. mikebpeters

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    You aren't far for Ottawa where I know of a great little wood shop - KJP Select Hardwoods
  10. Junk420

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    Sweet, I go there all the time for work. I'll check it out

    Thanks!
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