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Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

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Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Gilbert Fredrickson » Fri Mar 04, 2016 6:24 pm

What materials did Vicente Arias use for the peg head guitar featured at Siccas Guitars?
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby David King » Sat Mar 05, 2016 4:51 pm

Why don't you put a link into the guitar? I looked but couldn't find it.
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Barry Daniels » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:06 pm

Are you asking what type of wood is the peghead veneer?
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Gilbert Fredrickson » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:33 pm

All visible components of this peg head guitar. Hint: the binding is most likely not Apple or Pear wood. The body is Mahogany. It is possible the headplate is Mahogany. The fingerboard, binding, bridge, and pegs may be cuts of Pau Ferro or Brazilian Rosewood. If you can zoom in on the pores and end grain, guessing becomes easier.
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Chuck Tweedy » Sun Mar 06, 2016 1:00 pm

Gilbert, the woods may be what you guess, but the images on the web are not good enough to identify anything. The neck, for instance, is light in color which suggests to me that it might be cedro, but 140 year old cedro might be very dark. I don't know.
Why are you curious? Are you commissioned to reproduce this instrument? If so, then you should try to contact someone who has direct access to it.
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Simon Magennis » Sun Mar 06, 2016 5:25 pm

I would suggest emailing Siccas. The are into maintaining good public relations so if they know (or are able to make a good guess) I am pretty sure they will tell you.
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Re: Wood Identification 1874 Vicente Arias.

Postby Gilbert Fredrickson » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:49 pm

Well, upon expert examination, I believe the fingerboard, headplate, bridge, and binding to be CSA Rosewood. They may have been made from various cuts of the same species.
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