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Body wood sources?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by 5stringDNA, Jan 19, 2003.

  1. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    **not sure if this is the right forum, move it if you must mods!**

    What would be a good place to get quality pre-dried woods for a bass body, specifically maple, ash, or walnut?
    Local lumber places mostly have stuff like pine, and I don't have any idea what the quality, etc is.
  2. Nate Dawg

    Nate Dawg

    Apr 8, 2000
    Denver, CO
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Look in the yellow pages under "Hardwoods", not Lumber. Any place that advertises hardwood lumber should have, at the very least, maple and ash.
  4. Dumfish


    Oct 6, 2001
    Santa Rosa, Ca

    This place specializes in anything luthier. They carry all you would need to build a bass, guitar, acoustic, mandolin, etc. They have all kinds of woods ranging from alder to zebrawood. Give it a check.
  5. JP Basses

    JP Basses

    Mar 22, 2002
    Paris FRANCE
  6. 5stringDNA


    Oct 10, 2002
    Englewood, CO
    Thanks guys, good info!
  7. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    There's a link, Woodfinder, where you just type in what you're looking for and it will give you a list of dealers that handle it in the US/Canada/abroad.

    Plus, you can specifiy which types of dealers you're looking for (e.g., retail-only, mail order, specialities, etc.).

    It's http://www.woodfinder.net/home.html

    Personally, I love the incredible stuff offered by www.gilmerwood.com and have found them to be very up-front (NO COLORED LIGHTING in their pics and will be honest about any defects).