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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ebe9, Oct 31, 2006.

  1. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa
    I have done a search but have not really turned up any info that relates to what I need.

    What I basically need to know is if any of the luthiers here have used afromosia in a build and if so what can you tell me about it.

    - Easy to work with?
    - Comments on its tonal qualities?
    - Suggestions for its use within a build (decorative only or effective in the structural build side)
    - Any other information

    The following are just some links that offer a bit of info on Afromosia

    http://www.woodworkerssource.net/Me...en=CTGY&Store_Code=WS&Category_Code=Afromosia (click on the "click for more info button" for greater detail)


    Any advise would be appreciated.

  2. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    Some more info:

    http://www.hobbithouseinc.com/personal/woodpics/afrormosia/afrormosia partial fact sheet.htm ...pretty much like http://www2.fpl.fs.fed.us but with one or two more comments

  3. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa


    The Warmoth info has given me what I was looking for.

    I have checked the bass side of Warmoth in the past and for some reason don't recall seeing Afromosia there.

    Question still stands, any luthiers use it in a build?

    Any Pics?
  4. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Afromosia is not common (at least from what I've seen) in the US. I have not seen it used in any of the basses I have come across.
  5. ebe9


    Feb 26, 2006
    South Africa

    I suppose that is one advantage of living in South Africa.

    All the supposed "exotic" tonewoods overseas are all local and very cheap.

    From the Warmoth site it seems that Afromosia can be used to a degree as a maple substitute.

    The reason I am asking is that my main supplier does not have any suitable pieces of wenge left and I have run out of stock.

    At this point I feel that I have enough "tonewood" in the neckthrough portion of my build and it would not be a complete mess if I used a lesser used wood to add some bulk, provided of course it had the stability neccessary which from all the spec sheets it appears to.

    I have the information I wanted/needed but would just like to hear a luthier who has used it in a build's opinion if at all possible. Otherwise this can fade into obscurity.
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