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Maiden69

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Guys, finally getting back into building. I chased cars for a little bit, and still got another GTO that I won't be getting to work on (for sale soon you Texas folks) and I am so out of the loop that almost all my old bookmarks with parts sites are dead. One of my to-go place was Guitarspartsdepot... but that is no longer active. Where do you guys go for parts? Original Floyds, wood, hardware, P'ups? 

Any one local to the San Antonio area that knows about a good but not outrageously expensive hardwoods place? There is one selling mesquite for furniture, and I contemplated using some for a neck or neck insert, from all the info in their store, it is harder than maple, but softer than ebony. 

Got a little over 2 years to retire, so I think I can start investing into more tools and equipment to start this as a side job once I get a regular 9-5 work. 

Thanks for any info, I will be reading through the threads here... 

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Hey Maiden, good to hear you're getting back in the game.I think all your builds dated before I joined, so I'm looking forward to seeing one in progress. I get all my parts from StewMac, LMII, Allied: http://www.alliedlutherie.com/ and Allparts. I'm pretty sure you're familiar with those.

I get the bulk of my wood at Clark's Houston Hardwoods down here in Houston: http://www.clarkshardwood.com/

They have about 4 buildings full of hardwoods with a ton of varieties and large quantities. For the special top woods my go to is Northwest Timber: http://www.nwtimber.com/photgall.asp and occasionally Oregon Wild Woods: http://tonewood.com/luthier-woods.html.

There is also Gilmer: https://www.gilmerwood.com/ and Cook:https://cookwoods.com/.

Hope that helps at least a little.

SR

 

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Scott... where do you get Kahler? I bought mine from Wammi but nkw they only sell parts and Kahler USA prices are out of the question right now. I payed 199 for my USA 2300 hibrid and Kahler got them for 349 right now. For that price I may just go the Floyd route. I do live the fixed Kahler.... 

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Guys, the Supplier Listings section of the site is just in the final processes of being revamped before the system goes public and is populated with listings. It's on open preview here, however it is not available in the menu to anybody but admin and mods.

http://www.projectguitar.com/suppliers_listings/

The appearance is basic just for testing and coding purposes so far. When we're good to go we can start adding in companies such as the ones mentioned. There is also capacity to do "supplier focus" articles to give a better description of services and products. A ratings system has been considered, however that is not as high a priority right now.

Let me know what you think.

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Scott... where do you get Kahler? I bought mine from Wammi but nkw they only sell parts and Kahler USA prices are out of the question right now. I payed 199 for my USA 2300 hibrid and Kahler got them for 349 right now. For that price I may just go the Floyd route. I do live the fixed Kahler.... 

I dunno.......I've only ever used hardtails. Wes, haven't you used a Kahler or two?

SR

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Checked the link and following. This is minda what Brian had at the begining. I liked the different sections. Wood/inlays/hardware/finishing... etc. Does that page exists archived that we could pu it out and make it available even with broken links? It would at least help for reference to the new page. 

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I haven't bought a Kahler in a while.If I did though I would buy the 2300 because I really have not been happy with the imports I bought...and I bought a bunch of them.

 Maiden,there is a good hardwood shop in Austin I went to earlier this year and stocked up on sapelle and Maple...I know it's a little bit of a trip for you,but if you stocked up it would be worth it.

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Thanks Wes... yeah, definitely the 2300, that the one I used on my last build. What's the name of the shop in Austin? My wife and me go to Ikea about once a month if possible, so I definitely can drop by on the way there. I was also told to go look at Alamo Hardwoods here in San Antonio, but with the latest chaos in my life ( 2 surgeries and one more due in April) I placed it on hold. I am finally cleared by the doc, so I am about to start working on things that I put on hold about 2 months ago. 

Thanks for the replies! 

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Okay, well here's a little bit of an experiment. I've opened up the Supplier Listings section for free editing by anybody except Banned, Spammers, Guests, Validating and New Members. The intent is that anybody can edit and modify the Supplier Listing directory.

The old section is unpublished but available to Admin, Moderators and Publishing groups:
http://www.projectguitar.com/news_and_information/suppliers/

Essentially, go for it. Add in these suppliers and tell me what you think in terms of usability going forward. The layout sucks right now, but that's a work in progress like I am sure I mentioned....

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