Dallas Luthiers and woodworkers; a question

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by cbass1, Aug 5, 2009.

  1. Hey I live in Dallas, and I just wanted to ask others where they are buying their lumber, I know of a few places like woodworld and austin hardwoods (which I am not sure is still in business; phone number is disconnected)

    So anyone? surely UPS is not trucking in everyone's online order. Also how about building basses out of woods indigenous to your state, Mesquite??
     
  2. LowB-HighC

    LowB-HighC

    Aug 3, 2009
    Dallas, TX
    Here is a list of tonewood suppliers, many are well-known.
    http://www.coneguitar.com/tonewood.html

    FYI, I get emails every week from S.V.S. Tonewoods in Slovakia.

    Lastly, Chris Savino collects wood from old dried up and abandoned barns. It is old hardwood, already well dried and easy to work.
     
  3. thanks. though I am a touchy feely guy when it comes to picking out things, I like to have my hands on it before I buy it, hence the need for a good local lumber source
     
  4. Rickett Customs

    Rickett Customs

    Jul 30, 2007
    Southern Maryland
    Luthier: Rickett Customs...........www.rickettcustomguitars.com
    IIRC, Scottyd has done this.
     
  5. Dan55

    Dan55

    Apr 26, 2006
    Atlanta
    Vince Pawless up at Pawless Guitars in Gainesville, TX works with mesquite alot. He primarily builds acoustic guitars, but I'm sure he'd be happy to share his thought/opinions. Shoot him an email.
    http://www.pawless.com/

    Dan