Hearne Hardwoods.... Almost purchased a large board a while back, though it's tough to justify spending $1600 for a piece of wood. I try to find stuff for the cheapest price I can. I want to make the pilgrimage there too. I have some above-decent boards of quilt and tiger stripe, but nothing crazy.Jim Kirby wrote:One of these days I hope to have the right timing to get to see Rick Hearne's personal stash. (Rick is a major hardwood dealer out of Oxford, PA, if you were unfamiliar) Rick has a personal collection of only ten boards, which is a promise he made to himself in order to avoid becoming a hoarder. I remember walking into his office one time and seeing a board of maple that was perfectly uniformly quilted top to bottom, side to side, front to back, with a perfectly uniformly sized, absolutely stunning quilting pattern, the board being about 8/4, 10" wide and maybe 6' long. For sale? No, PRS Guitars had purchased it when it had been there about a day - it was getting shipped out the following Monday. The board was amazing - way more stunning than anything I have ever seen anyone post on a forum. (Anything!)
"So, Rick, would that have been close to making it into your personal stash?"
"No, not really"
Got to see that someday.
I paid about $8/bf for each of the mahogany boards, and I almost didn't want to pay that. I bought the walnut billet a long time ago and I don't think I have $100 into it. If you're PRS, you can outbid everyone else for good stuff. I work the opposite way. The tiger stripe mahogany above... I bought a similar board a while back for the electric guitar challenge, at about $3/bf! And I had about 30bf of the stuff!