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continuous wood cavity covers

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by dabbadon8, Oct 12, 2003.


  1. dabbadon8

    dabbadon8

    Oct 11, 2003
    Florida
    I ordered as bass recently, but the luthier said they could not make a continous wood cavity cover because the wood(walnut) tended to bow at that thickness. How could this problem be solved? Would a veneer of the walnut over a different wood work?

    Thanks for any replys
     
  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Walnut is prone to curling up. It can be made to behave. One way of doing that would be to laminate it, but again, it will depend on the details of how your guy does his basses as to whether laminating would be appropriate.

    I have made walnut covers, both one piece and laminated. Walnut seems to be less of a problem to hold down with screws than a wood like cocobolo. Cocobolo will curl and stay that way.