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Goncalo Alves as a fingerboard

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by tjclem, May 27, 2005.


  1. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    It should be hard enough shouldn't it?
     
  2. Tdog

    Tdog

    May 18, 2004
    Goncalo Alves is definitely hard enough. This wood will make a great "feel" on a fretless.
     
  3. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Maryland
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    It's pretty oily. Take precautions when gluing.
     
  4. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Wipe down with acetone first?
     
  5. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca

    Could you use naptha to clean off the first few layers of oil before gluing?
     
  6. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    is it more oily than most "rosewoods"? I have acetone I don't have Naptha..t
     
  7. Basschair

    Basschair .............. Staff Member Supporting Member

    Feb 5, 2004
    Stockton, Ca
    I mean it as an actual question :D ...will naptha work to remove some of the excess surface oils?
     
  8. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    Oh I don't know I guess somebody wil tell us. :D .t
     
  9. Tdog

    Tdog

    May 18, 2004