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African Afzelia.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by popinfresh, Mar 2, 2006.


  1. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Just wondering if anyone knows where I could get some over here in Aus?

    Cheers.
     
  2. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    Go to a lumber/hardwood/floor store. It's called Doussié by people in the trade.
    It's heavy, dense, and contains silicone and some minerals that can react with lacquer, forming marks/patches, sot an oil finish might be more appropriate
     
  3. popinfresh

    popinfresh

    Dec 23, 2004
    Melbourne, Aus
    Hmm, any other woods with very similar properties then?
     
  4. Frank Martin

    Frank Martin Bitten by the luthiery bug...

    Oct 8, 2001
    Budapest, Hungary, EU
    You can use it, just that it's a bit harder to finish with laquer or paint, but it takes oil nicely. It's hard enough so that even an oil finish will do - and oil finish is beautiful and easy.
    Doussié should be available in bigger lumber/floor stores

    What properties are you looking for?
    Looking to use it as a neck or as a body wood?