My Hawai'i KOA Score!!!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by frederic b. hodshon, Jul 20, 2003.


  1. here are some pics of the Koa i bought from a dealer on Kaua'i.

    it was an 80" long board, 8" wide and 1" thick. i had them cut it to 20 - 22" lengths before shipping.

    the piece with the knot should be good for 2 or 3 headstock laminates.

    bookmatching time!!!

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  2. some more:

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  3. one last:

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  4. Zon Bass

    Zon Bass

    Jan 20, 2002
    Dallas, TX
    Nice :D
     
  5. thanks,

    i'll be cutting them this week!!!

    more pics soon.

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  6. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    Fred,
    What are you going to do with all that beautiful koa?
    Would you mind sharing your source?
    I was in Kauai about 3 weeks ago...
     
  7. Carey,

    i was waiting for someone to ask.

    :)

    let me bookmatch them this week and post updated pics.

    i plan on using 2 for me, with one left over to sell(whatever). maybe have a talkbass giveaway!

    like i said, i should have enough for 3 bookmatched tops and headstock veneers.

    YUM!

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  8. Carey,

    i didn't realise you were THE CAREY!

    i'd be honored to share some.

    i'll send some pics before i post!

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  9. Carey

    Carey

    Jan 18, 2002
    Redlands, CA
    What the hell does that mean, "THE CAREY"? LMAO.

    You're going to saw them yourself? Cool. What saw are you using? I have a great source for blades. They work wonderfully. highlandhardware.com Look for the Wood Slicer blades. Very nice resaw blades.

    So, you say "2 for me". Are you building basses? Post pics!
     
  10. Carey,

    i sent you an e-mail.

    fred
     
  11. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    Fred, I had a dream last night, no kidding, in which I learned that "fhodshon" is sanskrit for "rooster."
     
  12. DonZ, you know what's even weirder?

    my middle name is...

    BREWSTER!

    there's a spritual link there somewhere.

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  13. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    Nice wood! Heh, heh.....wood.


    Highland Hardware is right down the street from me in the Va Highlands area of Atlanta.

    Pretty cool!
     
  14. and what's with these Hindu dreams, and why am i in them?

    ;)

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  15. who's Highland Hardware ?

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  16. bassmonkeee

    bassmonkeee Supporting Member

    Sep 13, 2000
    Decatur, GA
    That's where Carey buys blades, and stuff.

    Pay Attention, Fred! :p ;) :D
     
  17. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    I often dream in Hindi or Sanskrit I guess ffrom my time living in India...

    Why you were there is beyond me. Maybe it was the mushrooms...
     
  18. i can't even afford to...

    :D

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  19. was i nekkid?

    :eek:

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  20. godoze

    godoze

    Oct 21, 2002
    now you're scaring me...


    No, you were doing a performance art piece in which you slapped yourself in the head with a steak while reciting an e.e. cummings poem.