Acousticraft Posted May 3, 2009 Report Share Posted May 3, 2009 (edited) A friend of mine who is a piano tuner and strips old pianos for scrap metal, gave me three upright piano soundboards. The sound boards are in strips in varying widths that would probably require a three piece join for an acoustic soundboard. Two are spruce an the other is Cedar I have enough spruce with the 3"x 3" framing to last me a lifetime for braces etc. The tone bars on their own will give lots of resawing. These are really old pianos and the one I haven't stripped yet looks to have a bit of borer so will pick what is good out of it. There will quite be a bit of firewood left over. The sound boards are all quarter sawn and no doubt a high grade would have been chosen for a piano. The down side is they have screw holes where the tone bars were fastened but i thought I could fill them or hide those with an inlay. I am fired up to build a Gibson style jumbo acoustic now I have this wood. My next task will be to build a mould. I thought about making the neck out of spruce as well as it is very strong and I have heaps of it. Has anyone done this successfully? Edited May 3, 2009 by Acousticraft Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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