ooten2 Posted February 24, 2005 Report Share Posted February 24, 2005 I've searched and found a couple of posts about camphor burl wood being used as a top, usually on a bass. After researching, I've found that it is corrosive to ferrous metals (metals containing iron), that it has a minty, cinammon, vick's vapo-rub aroma (or stink, depending on your opinion!), and it's either incredibly beautiful, or nasty-ugly like human lung tissue. lol I've never worked with this wood before so I'm unfamiliar with it. I recently picked up a couple of bookmatched sets of camphor burl that are about right for making guitar tops, one about 3/4" thick, and the other about 1/2" thick. I would LOVE to see these on a guitar or bass, but I'm concerned about the corrosion thing. Also, the texture of this wood is rather sticky, and I'm debating about what kind of finish to use on this stuff. Has anyone here built a top from camphor? If so, have you had a corrosion problem? How did you get around the corrosion problem? What kind of finish did you use and how did it turn out? Thanks for any info on this!! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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