New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

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ethanreyn
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New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by ethanreyn » Wed Apr 29, 2020 7:45 am

Hi I'm new here and I was wondering if anyone has used new guinea rosewood for a fret board or bridge before? It seems like it could be a great option provided you use a slightly harder then average piece. Anyone have any experience??

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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by Graham McDonald » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:19 am

A number of classical guitar builders in the modern Smallman style use NG Rosewood bridges. I don't know of any use as a fingerboard material. The large pores of the wood might be a drawback

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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by ethanreyn » Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:59 am

Thanks for the reply mate. I should of been more specific I was talking more steelstring guitars. Probably a silly question but in what sence is the open pores a possible drawback ?

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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by Lillian » Wed Apr 29, 2020 11:18 am

ethanreyn wrote:
Wed Apr 29, 2020 8:59 am
Thanks for the reply mate. I should of been more specific I was talking more steelstring guitars. Probably a silly question but in what sence is the open pores a possible drawback ?
Dirt and grim will get stuck in the pores and make the board look, well dirty.

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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by Allen » Wed Apr 29, 2020 12:32 pm

Makes very nice bodies and necks, but I'd never entertain the idea to use it as a fret board on a steel string guitar.
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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by seeaxe » Wed Apr 29, 2020 4:11 pm

I guess bits will vary but the stuff i have seen would be way too soft for a fret board. There are a lot better timbers for those in Ozland.
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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by Semmens Guitars » Wed May 06, 2020 10:37 am

I have used it for both bridges and fretboards and it has worked perfectly fine. The pores are similar to Indian rosewood so no big difference there.

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Re: New guinea rosewood finger board and bridge

Post by demonx » Sun May 17, 2020 2:50 pm

No way I would use such a soft timber on a structural item such as a fingerboard.

It’s asking for too much trouble,

Not only will it be too soft and make the guitar neck like rubber, but I also would assume it to have trouble holding the frets in long term.

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