Mattia Posted September 4, 2005 Report Share Posted September 4, 2005 Just figured I'd throw this up, because I'm having WAS problems again (it's worse than GAS. That's just gear. Wood Aquisition Syndrome is a much harsher mistress). See, I've got more wood than I will reasonably be able to use in the next 15 years, at the rate I'm building. I mean, on average, I've been completeing about 1 guitar per year (although I have been getting a tad faster, despite the busy life: 1 acoustic, 1 electric last year, 1 electric this year so far, 1 acoustic will be completed, 2 electrics will be completed). So when I mention I've got a good 36 acoustic back/side sets (12 different woods, give or take), an equal number of tops (Italian, Sitka, Engelman spruce, Redwood, WRC), a decent sized stash of mahogany boards outside for necks and/or electric bodies, and a good 5 sets of maple for carve tops, two for thinner drop tops, well.. And now I'm being severely tempted by a few other beautiful maple tops (quilt, flame, most rather unique) for carve-top instruments, and counting myself lucky that I'm not really interested in stock 1/4" thick (because some of that's really tasty as well). I know I don't need them, I'm fairly certain I'll still be able to get quality stuff later, but the wood's available now, my bank account's just about flush enough to pay for it, so...argh! I know it's never a bad investment, since re-selling them, should the need arise, should let me recoup the costs, although that thought in and of itself is kinda...distrubing. Anyone else hopelessly addicted to tonewoods? Spend too much time trawling the 'net for 'lutheir porn', searching the 'bay for 'quilted maple', check all of Gilmer's 'unique board pages' every few weeks, and relish the thought of sorting through large piles of wood next time you go down to the local lumber yard, in search of that one perfect chunk of mahogany/maple/insert wood species here? Anyone else got too waaaay too much wood for the amount of storage space that you reasonably have? And, uh, any way to treat it? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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