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victoria cypress

Postby Simon Magennis » Mon Apr 22, 2013 3:04 pm

I have seen a European tonewood dealer offering "victoria cypress" but I didn't get a chance to ask what it is. I believe I this term recently. Could it be another name for Alaskan Yellow Cedar?
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Mon Apr 22, 2013 6:15 pm

Southern yellow cedar? <g> Maybe yellow cedar from Victoria, B.C.
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby G.S. Monroe » Mon Apr 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Victoria Cypress?
It's also called Golden Cypress, and it's from "Down Under" in Australia and New Zealand.
http://www.goldencypress.com.au/
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Simon Magennis » Tue Apr 23, 2013 2:14 am

Hmm ... looks like I will have to follow this up with the seller. I saw one sample just in passing at the Frankfurt music fair but the guy on the stand was busy.
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Nick Dingle » Sat Apr 27, 2013 3:41 am

Consensus opinion down here is that it's good for back and sides on classicals, and that it. Not soundboard material at all. I have a set of it sold a top wood, and I'm gonna try it.....one day....

It is, in fact, Monterey Cypress.....so far as I know...
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Wayne Brown » Sat Apr 27, 2013 10:04 am

Monterey Cypress is being used for b&s on flamenco guitars. It is said that the tone is very close to the tone of spanish cypress and the cost is much less than sp cypress.
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Miguel Bernardo » Mon May 20, 2013 5:42 pm

which dealer was it Simmon? it must be a regional name, i have no idea of a cypress (true or false) with that name.
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Simon Magennis » Sat Jun 08, 2013 4:50 am

Miguel Bernardo wrote:which dealer was it Simmon? it must be a regional name, i have no idea of a cypress (true or false) with that name.


It was actually Barbero from Valencia. I saw it on his stand at the Frankfurt music fair. I only noticed it after i was going away and they were already busy with someone else. I didn't get chance to go back to the stand and ask. I could always email but haven't. :)
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Miguel Bernardo » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:05 pm

sorry for such a late reply, in their catalogue Barber lists both euro/mediterranean cypress (C. sempervirens) and Alaskan Yellow Cedar / Nootka Cypress (C. nootkatensis), but maybe they had something special for the fair?

Anyway, their nootka is dirt cheap and very good value for money - i bought maybe 4 sets and the grain is very straight and uniform. Very different from euro cypress (it´s a distant cousin), much whiter and the smell less pungent, with hints of pepper, vinegar and parsley (to my nose, this stuff is obviously subjective).

all the best,
Miguel.
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Simon Magennis » Sat Jul 20, 2013 1:37 pm

@Miguel
Have you used any of the sets yet?
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Re: victoria cypress

Postby Miguel Bernardo » Sun Jul 21, 2013 6:19 pm

no, but i´m about to. already jointed and joined the paltes (for a back), will start working on it in a couple of months, if all goes well. density is around 400 g/cm3.
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