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Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

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Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Kerry Werry » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:22 am

But I have to ask I came upon this the other day several back no sides, heavy, rings like a bell.. Anybody have any ideas or guesses just to point me in the right direction..

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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Larry Davis » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:19 am

It appears to be wood.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Ryan Mazzocco » Fri Jun 12, 2015 8:55 am

Larry Davis wrote:It appears to be wood.

Yes, I think you are right. I was going to say that, but I didn't want to be wrong.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Bryan Bear » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:18 am

Funny, I was going to say it was wood but decided not to. Now that an expert like Larry has confirmed, I feel pretty smart.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Eric Baack » Fri Jun 12, 2015 10:45 am

how porous is it? Is it oily?
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Waddy Thomson » Fri Jun 12, 2015 11:58 am

And, what does it smell like when sanded a bit?
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Mario Proulx » Fri Jun 12, 2015 12:15 pm

Looks like East Indian RW to me. Matching sides should be easy to find.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Randy Roberts » Fri Jun 12, 2015 6:10 pm

can't rule out Brazilian, but three scrapes and a sniff will
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Larry Davis » Fri Jun 12, 2015 7:13 pm

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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Kerry Werry » Sun Jun 14, 2015 6:04 pm

Ha everybody's a comedian and so few of us are actually good at it ;-) Yep it's wood and i don't think it is Brazilian but my nose is out of commission right now but I assume even stuffed up i could tell.. It doe snot appear that oily to me..

Having said that I was thinking Cocobolo, I've never seen IRW quite like this but then I have not been at this very long/\...

Would love to find matching sides..

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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Michael Lewis » Mon Jun 15, 2015 1:07 am

Indian rosewood has an earthy scent, Brazilian is less earthy and sweeter, and cocobolo is sweet and very spicy scent. If it just "smells like wood" it won't be a dalbergia rosewood.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Larry Davis » Mon Jun 15, 2015 11:54 am

Kerry, thanks for being a good sport with this.

Thing about (single) photo ID of wood is variety of colors, grain, etc., within any specific species. For instance, your photo shows a cut near a crotch and crotch wood can have luster, grain and color quite different than cuts in a straight bole. Mario has a close guess given those factors per se.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby David King » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:06 pm

It could be kingwood amongst others.
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Re: Yes I know it hard to do from Photos

Postby Kerry Werry » Mon Jun 22, 2015 5:21 pm

Yeah I knew it was a long shot to try and figure out what this is, perhaps I can find a local expert who can actually touch the wood and have a chance of figuring it out..

Without sides I'm feeling a bit lost as to what to do with it.. I sort of hate to turn it into a Uke (apologies to Uke builders) I guess and option is to find sides that at least look like a match and market it as a "guess the wood guitar" LOL..

It does kind of look like kingwood.. or about 5 other rosewoods my nose is almost back to normal so I will give it the sniff test.. I seem to recall some other sort of test that used sawdust in water viewed in black light.. sounds very hippie..

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