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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by IAmTheAntipop, Jun 17, 2014.
What wood is used for the top of this Fodera Imperial?
Not an expert but I like these games, so my guess is Sapele?
Or maybe an exceptionally red-hued Walnut?
That would a be a beautiful piece of sapele then, nicest one I've seen! And I'm quite sure this isn't walnut
If you go here: http://fodera.com/custom-instrument-quote/
there's a drop down menu of their top options, so that narrows it down for you a bit.
If I had to guess, I would say flamed Koa because of the color, but I have never seen it with a grain pattern like that.
when in doubt choose spruce.
Hum, isn't flamed Koa paler and more yellowish?
Thanks to Ibridenstine I think I found it! Pretty sure it's Figured Claro Walnut, thanks
Look up for Claro Walnut on google, exact same thing as this, oh and by the way :
You won the game with the walnut guess sir! Congratulation!
I'm confused, youngster OP. Was this a guessing game or did you need support from the TB community?
I for one will ignore your threads unless they are more than a BINGO party
f n o r d !
you sure it's not redwood?
Of course it is.
Nah I really didn't know, I just looked in the list of top woods Fodera offers just like Ibridenstine showed me, and looked for Google images of each wood, and I found these basses with claro walnut top and they looked exactly like that Fodera : http://www.mayones.com/en/custom_shop_gallery/comodous_5custom_walnut .And for the guessing game thing I was just joking with Cosmo Reverb...I really had no clue. And yeah it definitely is red wood, it's the exact same bass, thanks!
Oh and by the way, does anyone know if I could get an effect similar to redwood by dying curly maple or some wood like that? It would be a cheaper alternative ^^
The redwood is a burl that's also curly, so if you can find curly maple burl and dye it that color, it would probably be pretty similar. Keep in mind that every piece of wood is different, so you might have a hard time finding another piece of wood that has that figure that kind of spews out from the center like that... but it's possible.
Damn you Fodera for making me drooling for things I can't afford!