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What wood is this?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by pushifier, May 5, 2010.


  1. pushifier

    pushifier dB basses

    Jan 8, 2009
    Netherlands
    whatwood.
     
  2. alangoldstein

    alangoldstein

    Jul 23, 2007
    Charleston, SC
    Endorsments: Aguilar, Hartke, DR strings, Analysis Plus "Oval" Cables
    i dont know ! u can email global wood source maybe! the owner is cool and writes back
     
  3. pushifier

    pushifier dB basses

    Jan 8, 2009
    Netherlands
    Hey thanks, I shall first see comes from this forum.

    I am thinking in the range of: Merbau, Pyinkado, Santos Mahogany?
    It has a wavy grain and also very dark redish brow colour. Well don't think it's Santos Mahogany it's not that red and hasn't got that shimmering mahogany stripes.

    Maybe MUIRACATIRA or Jatoba?

    Nope not MUIRACATIRA=tigerwood.

    Jatoba/Merbau/Chico/Curupay (last two are most likely because of the black streaks in the wood)

    Well strongly I think it is Curupay (Patagonian Rosewood)
     
  4. pilotjones

    pilotjones Supporting Member

    Nov 8, 2001
    US-NY-NYC
    It looks pretty, whatever it is.
     
  5. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Can you get a pic without the glare? Perhaps a close-up of the grain?
     
  6. That looks like cocobolo to me. Nice color.

    BB
     
  7. Sardine

    Sardine

    Feb 2, 2009
    Maine
    I don't think it's cocobolo. Coco (the good stuff at least) usually has much more pronounced dark streaks. It looks like padauk or bloodwood to me. Weight, smell, and feel (oiliness) should help you identify it.
     
  8. pushifier

    pushifier dB basses

    Jan 8, 2009
    Netherlands
    Here is a closup picture without the claire. (I don't have the wood in my possession; only thing I know it is pretty heavy and the owner thinks it must be merbau or jatoba; but he is not certain.
    closeup.

    Definitely not cocobolo; bloodwood well maybe but this is not that reddish
     
  9. mikeyswood

    mikeyswood Banned

    Jul 22, 2007
    Cincinnati OH
    Luthier of Michael Wayne Instruments
    Possibly Pernambuco or Chakte Kok. I am comfortable ruling out all previous guesses. Do you know the origin?
     
  10. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    Not Chakte Cok, too much brown too uniform grain, Pernambuco might be, no real guess here.
     
  11. Well I can tell you it is most likely NOT merbau. My local supplier has quite a bit of merbau, However I won't buy any cause of the bad rap of illegal logging that goes along with the stuff(also why I try to stay away from mac ebony).

    A photo of the merbau stock I culled over
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