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PostPosted: Sat Feb 18, 2017 10:38 pm 
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This is my thought as a non-builder. The Redwood and quilted maple are pretty certain at this point but I'm wondering what to do for the neck. I have not spent a lot of money on wood for this first project. I bought a chunk of Alaska Cedar for $11. I was also thinking to match a maple fretboard to this. If I really wanted to go crazy I could put some Koa position markers on it.

Any thoughts? Thank you. :-)


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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 8:33 am 
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maple makes a good neck I have 2 maple necked acoustics nice

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 19, 2017 11:30 am 
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I have worked with Yellow Cedar in boatbuilding and found it be very stable and stiff, and a true joy to work. It responds to tools with willing abandon!! I think it would look fabulous with a reddish rosewood fingerboard - like Honduras Rosewood. Ebony would also be beautiful.

Ed


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