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 Post subject: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:30 pm 
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If I shave it a little thin, will it work?


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 Post subject: Re: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 8:07 pm 
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If you shave it thin it will not have the stiffness and tone that you want. It is the ratio of stiffness per mass that you want high. Rosewood is too dense (heavy) to make a good sound board. If you thin it to a good stiffness then it will be too heavy, if you thin it farther then it will not be stiff enough. Both cases are bad.

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 Post subject: Re: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Sat Sep 24, 2016 9:04 pm 
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it is weight to strength rosewood fails as a top. If it was good for tops you would see them. The few that I saw were terrible guitars looked nice but sounded thin and weak

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 Post subject: Re: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:26 pm 
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I've played a few by different builders and none of the rosewood topped instruments sounded that good -- too "stiff"

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 Post subject: Re: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2016 11:11 pm 
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I thought so. My wife wants a dark wood top that matches the rest of the guitar. She pointed at some Indonesian Rosewood that she liked, but I wasn't sure if it would work or not.


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 Post subject: Re: Rosewood soundboard?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 11, 2016 9:12 am 
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Michael Thoner wrote:
I thought so. My wife wants a dark wood top that matches the rest of the guitar. She pointed at some Indonesian Rosewood that she liked, but I wasn't sure if it would work or not.


Maybe mahogany with some stain.

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