Pistachio as a top wood

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Alan Peterson
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Pistachio as a top wood

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Up on Gavin Wilson's wonderful Guitarz.Blogspot web page, he's showing a pic of a guitar with a top made from pistachio lumber:
http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2013/07/bor ... dbody.html

This stuff looks incredible. How hard is it to get pistachio wood and has anyone else used it?
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John Sonksen
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Re: Pistachio as a top wood

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Alan Peterson wrote:Up on Gavin Wilson's wonderful Guitarz.Blogspot web page, he's showing a pic of a guitar with a top made from pistachio lumber:
http://guitarz.blogspot.com/2013/07/bor ... dbody.html

This stuff looks incredible. How hard is it to get pistachio wood and has anyone else used it?
Wow, that is nuts

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Re: Pistachio as a top wood

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Very nice! Obviously from the graft section of the trunk.
But forget about the top - look at that hunk of POC it's sitting on! Now that is a nice piece of wood!
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Re: Pistachio as a top wood

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Oregon Wild wood has these pistachio tops. As an aside they tend to do a lousy job guestimating the thickness of their tops. Their '1/4"' top will finish out at 3/16" or less.

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