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Username: mica

Post Number: 2434
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, May 16, 2005 - 5:09 pm:   Edit Post


camphor detail

This wood smells like, well, camphor! Probably because that's what it is. I've only got the one piece, but more is readily available.

This is wide enough for a bookmatch to center Small Standard body - but not long enough for an Essence or other shape with an extended upper horn.
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Username: palembic

Post Number: 2012
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 4:44 am:   Edit Post

Very nice indeed!

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Username: dadabass2001

Post Number: 375
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 5:10 am:   Edit Post

Truely unique! This looks like it has little blood vessels under the surface. ("Yes, music is my lifes blood and fine wood is close to my heart.")
P.S. - Camphor is a medicinal smell, yes?
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Username: effclef

Post Number: 336
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Tuesday, May 17, 2005 - 11:30 am:   Edit Post

It looks like raindrops falling in a wooden pond!

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Username: jlpicard

Post Number: 355
Registered: 7-2002
Posted on Sunday, February 05, 2006 - 1:18 am:   Edit Post

Alot of high quality camphor wood can be seen at

(Message edited by jlpicard on February 05, 2006)
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Username: mario_farufyno

Post Number: 105
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Wednesday, May 13, 2009 - 7:40 am:   Edit Post

Should be named "The Healing Bass", LOL
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Username: hendixclarke

Post Number: 785
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 12:23 pm:   Edit Post

Lovely. Looks like a reptile pattern... I want it!
Senior Member
Username: hendixclarke

Post Number: 786
Registered: 6-2007
Posted on Thursday, June 25, 2009 - 12:33 pm:   Edit Post

Lovely. Looks like a reptile pattern... I want it!
Username: toddharris

Post Number: 65
Registered: 7-2008
Posted on Wednesday, July 08, 2009 - 5:44 pm:   Edit Post

I see an Alembic Bass!!! What do you see?
Username: markthemuscleshark

Post Number: 6
Registered: 4-2011
Posted on Monday, May 30, 2011 - 10:55 pm:   Edit Post

The pattern reminds me of a turtle shell, and the color is sort of like a grapefruit. I'm not really digging it, but maybe someone else would.
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Username: bluplirst

Post Number: 133
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Tuesday, November 01, 2011 - 5:59 pm:   Edit Post

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Username: billostech

Post Number: 220
Registered: 1-2011
Posted on Wednesday, November 02, 2011 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

I just got a non Alembic made out of camphor. I posted it in the Miscellaneous Section: None Alembic Family Member.
I would love to get a MK5 in this burl one day. It is awesome.

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