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Robert Freemond
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I've been looking for black veneer for neck laminations & there are a lot of Solid wood reconstituted dyed veneers.
What is meant by reconstituted? & is it strong enough for a laminated neck?

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Reconstituted wood products include OSB, MDF, particle board, flakeboard, fiberboard, waferboard, and other products made from smaller pieces of wood glued back together. I might consider it for a peghead veneer but would be reluctant to use it for a stressed joint. YMMV

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Thanks, Clay, I guess I should have figured that out for myself since all of the reconstituted wood is dyed - No grain.

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Try Spectraply a Dyed birch veneer by Cousineau wood products

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Thanks Rich, I'll do that right now.

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The spectraply is normally used for laminated rifle stocks, I started a semi hollow tele out of it. I also brought in some of their Dymalux as a fretboard substitute . Initial tests show promise.
Here's the Tele
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So The whole body is laminated?

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Yes It was a 2 " slab 24"x 36" I got from a now defunct business. I cut a 1/4 " cap off , hollowed out the body like a thinline and replaced the cap. It had to be planed on a bias or it would show only one color

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There's no indication on the site that Cousineau will sell individual dyed veneer sheets, only their finished product.

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On their home page
click on spectraply
click on panels
3/4' to 3 " thick

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I'm looking for approx. .060 black maple or similar.

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Certainly wood carries thicker veneers and they have some black dyed poplar that is about .041 thick. I bought some 1/16" thick veneer from them before and it was excellent quality.

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Thanks, Berry

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