Strung up WRC\Osage Orange Classical guitar today

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Alan Carruth
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Re: Strung up WRC\Osage Orange Classical guitar today

Post by Alan Carruth » Mon Apr 15, 2019 8:48 pm

I've used it in the past, and will again, soon. It's a great wood. From al lI can tell it's practically a drop-in replacement for BRW, and without the hassles.

Fuming it with ammonia will also darken in down nicely. I have only done samples so far, but they got almost as dark as mahogany, but not, of course, the same color.

Paul Micheletti
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Re: Strung up WRC\Osage Orange Classical guitar today

Post by Paul Micheletti » Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:00 am

Stephen Faulk wrote:
Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:15 pm
If there’s a dealer who is reputable that sells OO sets I’d love to know
Hi Stephen,

I met a classical builder at a local classical guitar competition named Zebulon Turrentine who works out of Tenessee. He has some sets at "osageorangewood" dot com, which is a side business to his classical guitar building. I haven't bought any from him yet, but he was a decent chap and I would consider him reputable.

I bought a nice set from Allied Lutherie about 6 months ago. I will build with it someday.

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Re: Strung up WRC\Osage Orange Classical guitar today

Post by Stephen Faulk » Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:42 am

Thanks, next time I buy wood l’ll check into those dealers.
The look and color reminds me a lot of Palo Escrito, which is a true rosewood.
Patience at the bending iron pays in rounded dividends!

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