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Woods for what????

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by bassheart, Aug 24, 2003.

  1. bassheart


    Aug 24, 2003
    I'm making a replacement body or rather i will be. i was always going to use bubinga, its a dense wood giving depth to the sound and resonates a treat. but for all i Know there may be better woods for my needs.

    Any help??
    anything i should look at??

  2. FBB Custom

    FBB Custom TalkBass Pro Commercial User

    Jan 26, 2002
    Owner: FBB Bass Works
    Bubinga is not very fun to work with. It is hard, it burns easy, and tears out due to interlocked grain.

    I recommend at least making the core out of something a little less dense so you can actually enjoy working the wood. Butternut is great to carve. So is khaya (african mahogany).