zeegeit Posted January 31, 2006 Report Share Posted January 31, 2006 Hey guys! At the moment, I'm seriously thinking about trying my hand at building a fretless bass guitar. I'm still in the process of planning everything and sorting out what parts I need, and at the moment I'm thinking of what wood to use. Quite some months ago, I bought a piece of wood at our local Gamma (the Dutch version of Home Depot, I guess), from the hardwood rack. It's a nice piece of wood, I already built a lapsteel guitar out of it. Anyway, I was left with about 1.15 meters of hardwood. Something had to be done with it. The only "problem" I have right now, is that I'm not sure what kind of wood this is. Many people say Gamma hardwood is all meranti, but yesterday I went to the Gamma, and I saw all kinds of hardwoods (ranging from something that looked a lot like alder to something that allmost looked as dark as wenge, with very weird grains). I remember that when I bought "my" piece of hardwood, there were a lot of different boards as well. I found various pictures of hardwoods, including meranti and mahogany. I think the board looks a bit like meranti (Meranti from AF) but it looks a lot like this mahogany(Sipo mahogany from AF) as well ...so I'm not completely sure what it is anymore. I'm not a wood expert, but I know some people around here know a lot about wood, so my question to them is: Have you got any idea what kind of wood this is? thanks! Jaap Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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