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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bound, Apr 2, 2004.
Thanks for any help, was just wondering if it was useful, where it comes from, that sort of thing...
I know Jara burl is used by wood turners quite a bit.
There is a West Australian hardwood called Jarrah. Is this the one you mean? Often used for furniture, flooring etc.
Yeah, Jarrah is an Australian wood, similar to red gum (isnt it?). Ive seen a few basses with fretboard made of jarrah, but i havent heard of JARA.
call Larry at gallery hardwoods i'm sure he can tell you all about it.
Are you sure you don't mean narra? My bass has a narra fretboard, and I love the feel. As for the tone... I haven't a clue what it does, but it does feel quite nice. It's a very grainy, rough wood that sticks to your fingers. It also has a very nice figure.
Narra and Jarrah are different. My guess is the original poster means Jarrah, the Australian wood. The burl is very pretty but full of voids.
Cool, thanks guys! Yep, the wood I was talking about would be Jarrah, not the narra. Heard of narra before, though i'm not sure where or why.