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Raftermonkey

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11-25-2013 10:13 PM

Topic tags/keywords: spruce lumber luthier source resource tip

What’s up jocks, I’m looking for some spruce lumber if anyone has some for sale or knows of a good source for some. I plan on building a guitar. Trying to figure out if I’m a luthier or not. So far I know that I’m NOT a mechanic, tennis pro, dish washer, concrete man or trust fund baby….. among other things. I may just be a luthier in waiting. Never know till you try right?

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"


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Texcaster

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#1 posted 11-25-2013 10:48 PM

Zeke,
There are many suppliers, google luthier woods. The different grades, A ,AA AAA and Master are mostly about appearance.
http://www.stewmac.com/shop/Bodies,_necks,_wood/Acoustic_guitar_soundboards,_tops/Dreadnought_Sitka_Spruce_Soundboard.html

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 11-26-2013 12:05 AM

You got it there mate,
You never know until you try.

-- Bob, Western Australia, The Sun came up this morning, what a great start to the day. Now it's up to me to make it even better. I've cut this piece of wood 4 times and it's still too damn short.

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Raftermonkey

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#3 posted 11-26-2013 02:31 AM

Bob, I need your Australian burls!

-- -Zeke- "I hate to rush off, but I gotta go see a man about a log"

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JJohnston

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#4 posted 11-26-2013 02:41 AM

There’s also Aircraft Spruce. They supply wood for (not surprisingly) aircraft. The specs on aircraft wood are pretty tight; I don’t know what that means for how it would work for music wood.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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alohafromberkeley

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#5 posted 11-26-2013 04:22 AM

If you’re not sure of your skills then maybe a kit would be a good first step- Luthiers Mercantile International, StewMac, Grizzly all have kits of varying quality (read “price”) .LMII and Stewmac have a boatload of info and services and can really help you if you need it. The kits can be a way to get a feel of what is involved in luthier. Hope this helps.

-- "After a year of doing general farmwork, it was quite clear to me that chickens and I were not compatible"-George Nakashima

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