Today was a good day

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  1. archey

    archey Senior Member

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    Yes, that's rosewood. Yes it's solid. Yes it's Victorian. Yes it will be back and side sets.

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    archey Senior Member

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    Too bad the drawers are in the serpentine style. If they were flat I could have made some fretboard blanks out of them. Still a cool find!

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    Wow, good day indeed!
     
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    Looks like you found it at an antique store?

    Sweet. I wish I could find something that is at a steal of a price. I see some solid pieces but people are asking crazy numbers. I went and picked up an antique solid rosewood sofa for $100 last week, but unfortunately there is just enough curve to the wide top back piece I am short by about an 1" for fret boards. The back lat on the bottom is perfectly quarter sawn but only 2" thick. So depressing. Just short in every dimension to use for fret boards. But for $100 and the gas in a friends truck I picked it up anyway. Not sure what to do with it. I don't have the heart to cut it up now since fret boards aren't really an option.
     
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    Nice score! How many sets do you think you will get out of it?
     
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    Nice. I’ve thought about searching for some antique hardwood furniture to use for builds, but even if I found one for a good price, I don’t think I could bring myself cut it up. Unless of course it wasn’t in good shape to begin with.
     
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    Probably 2 sets and perhaps some fretboards and bridge blanks. Hopefully I can use the drawers for something as well.
     
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    Well, it definitely was not a steal of a price. Most antiques dealers are hip to the value of Brazilian.
     
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    Those brass lock covers would make great switch covers.
     
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    Thanks alot, Internet.
     
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    I can just imagine the expression on their faces.

    Antique dealer: You bought yourself one of the finest examples of craftmanship of the era....

    Archey: Oh yeah, I know. When I cut it up, it’s gonna make some beautiful guitars...

    Antique dealer: :wow:


    Just joking, nice score. :thumb:

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    archey Senior Member

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    Oh I spare them the pain. I never tell them my intentions.
     
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    I see dozens of bridge blanks (let's say 2 x 7 x 5/8") @ $25 each in those serpentine drawer fronts...you might get all your money back!
     
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    archey Senior Member

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    I was thinking the same thing.
     
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    674CE870-9FED-4DB4-9FD4-9525527DEDD0.jpeg Today was a good day for me. Took a gamble on some rosewood for sale in Oregon. Pictures, density, and acquisition history seemed legit. I sanded one when I got it today and the wonderful smell of Brazilian came out. Not a bad $525 spent.
     
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    archey Senior Member

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    Brazilian?
     
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    Yes. Sorry. Missed that important word.
     
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    But it looks so pretty sitting there, archey.

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    Wow that's a killer deal! Looks like enough there to last you quite awhile. And you don't have to cut up a dresser to get usable pieces, which trust me is a plus!
     
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    More than I will ever need as a hobbyist. Possibly 100+ fretboards although some will have defects. Sucks the two on the left were planed down to 7/8”. I think getting 3 fretboards deep just isn’t going to happen. Would have to thread the needle so to speak with a band saw blade. The other two on the right are right about 1” thick. Three are tall enough to go 4 fretboards high. About 7” wide on average. Each of the three tall ones could possibly eek out 36 fretboards each in a perfect world. There is a little rot in one and several bug holes in one particular location. Only one real bad crack on one.
     
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