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Mahogany Budget Model and venting

 
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 12:22 pm    Post subject: Mahogany Budget Model and venting Reply with quote

This 4-piece mahogany blank from Ebay seller "waboarder" supposedly weighed "about" 8lbs. Nope. 10lbs 12.5oz. If he'd told me it weighed "about" 10lbs, I wouldn't have bought it. His reply:

"Is that what it weighed when it got to you? that does not surprise me! happens alot from climate to climate and being wood"

Right - it gained all that weight in two days in transit from Marysville WA to S.F. CA. I told him I might have done business with him again, but that kind of BS really annoys me. No reply.

Anyway, I decided to see if I could make a guitar out of it at or under my personal weight limit of 6lbs 8ozs. Routed the crap out of it and that's the exact weight finished.

"The hand-rubbed finish highlights the natural beauty of the wood" = no grain filling, some wipe-on poly and done. A lot of people like the look, even if I don't. Anyway, it sounds good, plays well, and used up some parts I had lying around. Thanks for listening.


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Vic Vega



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finished product looks good! But yeah, trying to verify weight of a piece of wood from a picture isn't happening unless it's on a scale. The seller is either clueless or knew exactly what he was doing. Either way, it's not good.
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bildo



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice glass of lemonade you made out of the lemon.
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Lon



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks awesome, Congrats
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jorg



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I don't understand. Confused
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BluesmanDave



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 29, 2017 1:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks sharp. Is all the hogging out under the pickguard?
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Mr. Clevername



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PostPosted: Sun Jul 30, 2017 11:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Dave - yup, all hollow underneath. Plus a "control cavity" on the back, 1.5" thick. First time I've used mahogany. It sounds really good, though I put an inexpensive skinny neck on it. I love the Dearmond Goldtone in the neck.
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MikeP



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PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That sort of looks like sapele. It's really beautiful with a clear coat, but almost always weighs a ton. Nice build Smile
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