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cocobolo Q

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Sharp, Sep 29, 2002.


  1. Sharp

    Sharp

    Jan 27, 2002
    Oakland
    Artists Relations, KMI
    wheres a good place to go to get a nice beautiful piece of cocobolo for a top/tone wood?

    does it make sense to have pieces of cocobolo sandwiching a slab of body wood, say walnut or ash or maple or something? what would sound the best?

    thanks in advance-
    Sharp
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    If you don't have a local woodyard that stocks cocobolo, then try Gallery Hardwoods. Larry Davis is great to work with.

    As for it making sense to make a sandwich and what sounds the best, some well-respected luthiers do make sandwich-style bodies, and opinions tend differ on what woods (and how they are arranged) sound the "best".
     
  3. DP Custom

    DP Custom DP Custom Basses

    Feb 7, 2001
    NC, USA
    the weight usually makes people go the sandwich route to lessen the strain on the shoulder..solid cocobolo is heavy..
    and he's right..there is no such thing as best ...there is just different

    DAve P.