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by Den Boone
Tue Jan 15, 2019 7:41 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?

Since I'm a "newbie" on MIMF I'm not sure if this post goes to both Clay and Alan. So I thank you both for your input. I have not built a stringed instrument since the late 70's and have only built 2 guitars. One mahogany classical, and one steel string with Indian rosewood sides and a Brazilian ros...
by Den Boone
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:54 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Re: Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?

Hi Clay. I am a guitar player but have never encountered a Black Walnut acoustic guitar so I wasn't sure about the structual and tonal implications of using that species on a Weissenborn. Also, this will be my first attempt at building a Weissenborn, so I didn't want to invest the time if Black Waln...
by Den Boone
Mon Jan 14, 2019 9:09 pm
Forum: Wood and Materials Q&A
Topic: Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?
Replies: 5
Views: 2311

Black Walnut for a Weissenborn Back and Sides?

I am considering using Black Walnut for the back and sides of a Weissenborn. I know that Koa is one of the preferred woods for this instrument. However, since I already have a lot of Black Walnut boards on hand that are 1 in. thick, I thought that I might try to save some money. These boards have be...