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Persimmon

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Persimmon

Postby Dale Penrose » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:51 am

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Bought a little persimmon yesterday. After planing it, part of the board showed some curl, so thinking of using it for an instrument or two. Has anyone used persimmon? How does it bend?
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Bob Gramann » Wed Aug 29, 2018 8:25 am

It bends very nicely. I have found it a bit unstable with humidity changes. It expands a bit along it’s length.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Alan Carruth » Wed Aug 29, 2018 12:36 pm

I made one guitar with persimmon B&S. It's an ebony, and bends like it. It's also one tough wood: if I were playing a gig in one of those places where they put chicken wire between you and the audience, that's the guitar I'd use.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Matthew Lau » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:42 pm

Hey Al,

Any good suppliers?

I'm on the lookout for black persimmon.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Clay Schaeffer » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:45 pm

Hi Matthew,
Most of the persimmon I have seen has a light brown to cream color with occasionally a few small black spots or streaks. Although in the ebony family it doesn't really have that much black colored wood.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Bob Gramann » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:57 pm

And, the black colored wood I have seen in the ebony I have obtained is usually in or near the pith and is not structurally sufficient for use.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Alan Carruth » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:24 pm

Good luck in fining any natural black persimmon. Tom Thiel has stopped working on the dying process, so far as I know, which is too bad. It was expensive to make, and a difficult sell, since the dyed persimmon ended up costing about the same as regular black ebony.
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Re: Persimmon

Postby Bob Gramann » Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:39 pm

Change “ebony” to “persimmon” in my last post. Persimmon is American Ebony. (Diospyros virginiana)
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