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Woods for a Custom

Discussion in '[OLD FORUM] Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories: F' started by rickbass, Nov 14, 2002.


  1. rickbass

    rickbass Supporting Member

    I have some leftover exhibition grade, Nicaraguan cocobolo and some mirindiba with fiddleback figuring that will make you dizzy. Caveat - the mirindiba takes a chemical process I can tell you about to make the fiddleback really pop. Stain or dye wouldn't look so good eventually as the strings wear on the wood over time.

    If you want some really exceptional, rare, wood for a custom instrument, feel free to email me. Luthiers just don't stock this kind of exceptional wood that took me months to find. The pricing depends to a large degree on shipping cost.

    Both woods weigh a ton, are incredibly dense, and hard. They make rock maple feel almost wimpy.

    Dimensions for the 3 boards I have available are -

    - One board of fiddleback mirindiba is 44 1/2" length x 4 1/2" width x 1 1/8" thickness (would make a wonderful fretboard just as it is).

    - The second board of fiddleback mirindiba is 29" length x 3"width x 1/2" thickness.

    - The exhibition grade Nicaraguan cocobolo is 19" length x 4 1/2" width x 1 5/8" thickness.

    These measurements are on the conservative side.

    If you wonder what this stuff can look like, take a gander at my custom bass at the TB bass thread below (these board are leftovers from that bass, not different boards) -

    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?s=&threadid=65312

    If you want to see the woods in their natural states, check my online photo album at http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4292399439&idx=0