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Source for spalted maple

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Source for spalted maple

Postby Andy Bounsall » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:09 pm

I’m building an acoustic guitar using a spalted maple back/side set that I bought several years ago. Don’t remember where I got it from. The book matched back is quite attractive (see photo). The side are OK looking but seem to have a lot of runout because they refused to bend without cracking, even though the wood was reasonably thin (.080). So, I’m now in search of some nice spalted maple, roughly matching the back, that I can resaw into some new sides. Looking for something roughly 35” long, 4.5” wide and perhaps .75” thick. Ideally quarter sawn but it must have minimal runout. Any leads? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Re: Source for spalted maple

Postby Gordon Bellerose » Tue Sep 25, 2018 4:34 pm

I see you a Canadian.
I buy from Bow River Woods, in Chilliwack BC. Excellent source of all kinds of maple.
Check them out. The site comes up as "Wood To Works".

www.bowriverwoods.com
1-866-795-3462
I need your help. I can't possibly make all the mistakes myself!
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Re: Source for spalted maple

Postby Andy Bounsall » Wed Sep 26, 2018 7:22 am

Thanks Gordon. I’ve bought from Bow River Woods a number of times and have actually already been in touch with them since my original post.
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