Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by C-5KO, Apr 21, 2005.

  1. C-5KO


    Mar 9, 2005
    Toronto, Canada
    I've done a search for this wood in all the forums. Didn't find anything.

    What's the deal with this mystery wood? What are the sonic properties of it? for a top/back of a bass? similar to other woods?
  2. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Search on "chechen", the more conventional spelling. Dozens of hits.
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    See also black poisonwood. Metopium Browneii.

    It's medium-heavy in density, moderately oily, fine grained.