Stabilized Wood

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Fernando Esteves
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Stabilized Wood

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Hello!
I bought a couple of stabilized pieces from Larry Davis at Gallery Hardwoods some time ago and liked it.
I didn't talk with him for a while, but sometimes he was talking about retirement and I was wondering if I could find other resources if sometime I hit him and he is out of the game...
Does you guys use it? Know some suppliers?
Amateur luthier from Brazil.
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Christ Kacoyannakis
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Re: Stabilized Wood

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What are you using stabilized wood for (what part of the instrument). I would think the stabilization process would destroy the tonal quality of the wood. However, if you want a source, I have purchased stabilized knife blanks from Arizonaironwood.com. The owner is great - very accommodating, nice guy to deal with, and offers great stuff. Not sure he will have anything large enough to be used for anything bigger than a bridge, though. Best of luck.

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Re: Stabilized Wood

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Christ Kacoyannakis wrote:
Tue Nov 30, 2021 7:34 pm
What are you using stabilized wood for (what part of the instrument). I would think the stabilization process would destroy the tonal quality of the wood. However, if you want a source, I have purchased stabilized knife blanks from Arizonaironwood.com. The owner is great - very accommodating, nice guy to deal with, and offers great stuff. Not sure he will have anything large enough to be used for anything bigger than a bridge, though. Best of luck.
Hello! Fretboard is the goal!
In my experience, fretboards doesn't change the tone of the instrument and extra stability on the neck is always good
Amateur luthier from Brazil.
I'm here to learn!!!

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