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How u grade the wood?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by waseok, Mar 6, 2008.

  1. Is it correct to grade with "AA" lumber that does not have figures at all?
    Is there any other methos to rate the quality of the wood?
  2. 6Hz


    Jul 12, 2007
    Berkeley, CA
    I'm not sure what "AA" is?

    Generally, hardwood ratings are FAS, Select, 1, 2A, 2B, etc., and
    the ratings are based on the size of boards, knots, inclusions, splits,
    wormholes. They don't have anything to do with figure.

    The ratings are there to give you an idea of how much usable
    wood you're going to get from a board, not necessarily how the
    end product is going to look.
  3. u know when they say AAA Flame maple
  4. Skelf


    Apr 15, 2005
    Moffat D&G Scotland
    Builder AC Guitars.
    I only use two grades wood I like and wood I don't.
    Most of the AAAAAAAAAA systems are subjective one mans 5A is another's 3A and vice versa so I find it mostly useless.
  5. rolf Good point Alan
  6. 6Hz


    Jul 12, 2007
    Berkeley, CA
    Oh that. They've pulled that rating out of their aaass. :meh:
  7. eleonn


    Aug 24, 2006
    Lima - Perú
    All those A's are just a way to take more money from your pocket.
  8. Rodent

    Rodent A Killer Pickup Line™ Commercial User

    Dec 20, 2004
    Upper Left Corner (Seattle)
    Player-Builder-Founder: Honey Badger Pickups & Regenerate Guitar Works
    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA ratings, like string-thru bridges, is pure marketing hype

  9. Ask Larry, he knows ;)
  10. orgmorg


    Jan 25, 2008
    Dismal, Tennessee
    The number of A's directly relates to the customer's reaction when they find out how much it costs.

    $120/bf? :eek: AAAAAAA!!!
  11. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    Hilarious. I've never laughed more over one letter.
  12. you should really read the james brown chicken soup for the soul article for a good laugh.

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