|Forum topic by Tennessee||posted 11-20-2015 08:13 PM||782 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
11-20-2015 08:13 PM
About two + years ago I walked into Chattanooga Hardwoods for some exotic wood and they had two planks of what they called “wild cherry”. To be honest, I had never seen anything like it before, and bought both planks.
It developed into about six guitars over the last two years, and now my very last piece of stock is glued up, ready to become the face of the last guitar. And I am curious, is this really a cherry? I’ve looked and looked online, but can find nothing that looks like it. Maybe you folks can help.
It works like cherry, cuts pretty much like it, maybe just a hair softer, doesn’t burn as fast coming through a table saw, and holds a finish well. It doesn’t blotch like regular cherry tends to.
I’ve included pics of the raw wood, some regular cherry that is a low grade of cherry as an alongside companion, and two instruments: A guitar that the face is out of this wood, and an electric mandolin that is made from my regular cherry stock.
Is this really wild cherry, or just flat cut, or what? I sure would like to find some more, but it has never appeared again in my area that I am aware of.
I wish I could find more, people ask me all the time if I have any left for instruments. I am now officially out.
-- Paul, Tennessee, http://www.tsunamiguitars.com