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Username: mica

Post Number: 2110
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 12:24 pm:   Edit Post


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Username: palembic

Post Number: 1762
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Thursday, November 11, 2004 - 12:41 pm:   Edit Post

And after the can of sausages you you used to much soap in your bath????
Username: masonh

Post Number: 1
Registered: 1-2008
Posted on Thursday, January 03, 2008 - 8:32 pm:   Edit Post

how can i buy some wood here?i am new.
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Username: adriaan

Post Number: 1738
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 1:28 am:   Edit Post

The only way to buy the wood on display here is to let Alembic build you a guitar or bass out of it.
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Username: byoung

Post Number: 887
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 6:48 am:   Edit Post


There are vendors that sell exotic hardwoods on the Internet-- gilmerwood.com is one.
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Username: lidon2001

Post Number: 380
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Friday, January 04, 2008 - 8:23 am:   Edit Post

Welcome Mason,

Here's a couple more:



It took about 6-8 weeks for a vendor to find the piece I wanted, so finding the right piece can take time.

(Message edited by lidon2001 on January 04, 2008)
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Username: 57basstra

Post Number: 790
Registered: 4-2005
Posted on Friday, December 12, 2008 - 7:05 pm:   Edit Post

I am partial to maple. Check my profile. The Alembic 6 string guitar is Myrtle. The Alembic basses are maple.
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Username: jazzyvee

Post Number: 2360
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 8:29 am:   Edit Post

What does the "A" rating mean on quilted maple. I have seen this mentioned on threads before like "3A" and "5A"?

Username: mica

Post Number: 7249
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 9:11 am:   Edit Post

From: http://www.alembic.com/info/wood_premium.html

"3A Quilted Maple pictured on a Signature Standard bass. Quilted Maple gives a lovely brightness, with a distinctive 'shimmer' to the decaying sound. The figuring covers at least 75% of the face.

"5A Quilted Maple pictured on a custom Series II 7-string bass. It has the same tonal characteristics as 3A Quilt, but the figuring is much more intense and covers at least 95% of the face. Each "quilt" is deeply incised and looks 3-dimensional, with sizes ranging from small coins to large capsules that span the entire width of the body."

These ratings for figure are not official in any way except by the person/body issuing them, so you can't always compare ratings between guitar manufacturers.

The National Hardwood Lumber Association has grading that is standardized, but not for figured woods. There's a little bit about their grading system here

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