ShadesOfGrey Posted May 12, 2010 Report Share Posted May 12, 2010 How important is having your neckwood quartersawn? I guess it's pretty important for say mahagony, but can I cope with slabsawn maple for example? Reason I'm asking this is that there is a nice local lumber supplier here that has decent prices and good service. Their inventory is mostly is more of a genera purposes / construction types of wood, altough they carry a few woodtypes suitable as tonewood. Mahagony, Maple, Cherry, Red Cedar etc. However, I dont think they have any of that in a quartersawn. My other option would be to go to another shop I know. It's a more exclusive lumbershop that sells just about any type of wood relevant to instrument building or , have a lot of figured woods, quartersawn stuff etc. Problem is that they overcharge heavily, even the standard lumber. The service is pretty bad, the location is very difficult to get there and a lot of their wood of in so-so condition even though you pay premium prices for it. The only reason they get away with it is the fact that they have only one competitor in the whole country, and it is literaly on the other side of the country. And the other option I like even less, buying wood from the internet. I at least want to see & test the lumber before I buy it. So that brings me back to my question. I dont think slab sawn mahagony is going to be that great for a neck, but maple is pretty hard even slab sawn. So will that be stable enough, or do I realy, *realy* want quartersawn enough to go that the expensive shop or order from the internet? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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