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Ipe wood? anyone ever use?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Johnny Fila, Apr 4, 2005.


  1. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    for/or as a neck wood? and if you did how did it compare to maple?
    thanks
     
  2. tjclem

    tjclem Supporting Member Commercial User

    Jun 6, 2004
    Central Florida
    Owner and builder Clementbass
    I have used it in necks and as a fingerboard. Very hard makes maple look like balsa. :D
     
  3. ditto! very hard and heavy, my 6 string came out neck heavy because of this wood. It is extremely stable, though, I've put it through hell and back and hardly ever have to retune.
     
  4. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    I know, I use it for decks I build. Is it bright sounding due to hardness or warm due to it's oil content?
     
  5. It's not warm sounding at all, it's bright and snappy!
     
  6. Johnny Fila

    Johnny Fila Formerly "The Crusader"

    Nov 21, 2004
    Elmont, NY (near NYC)
    That's what I figured. Gonna try me one of those.