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Rosewood, East Indian Wooden Guitar Sides and Back Set

Item 154133
Model Rosewood EI Guitar
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  • (Dalbergia latifolia) East Indian Rosewood is a very popular wood for guitar makers. Its purple-brown heartwood features beautiful figuring of darker streaks, and the grain is commonly interlocked, producing a narrow ribbon figure of quartersawn surfaces. Fairly hard to machine or saw....

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    (Dalbergia latifolia) East Indian Rosewood is a very popular wood for guitar makers. Its purple-brown heartwood features beautiful figuring of darker streaks, and the grain is commonly interlocked, producing a narrow ribbon figure of quartersawn surfaces. Fairly hard to machine or saw. Native to India.



    • A-grade guitar sets


    • Quartersawn


    • Sides 1/8" x 5" x 33" 2-piece


    • Back 1/8" x 8-1/2" x 21" 2-piece




    Reviews

    2.75 out of 5 stars
    4 Reviews
    1. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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      Avoid this back and side set

      I ordered two sets and both were unusable. One set was riddled with wormholes and the other had a knot so significant it fell out of the wood as I was working it to the proper thickness. The sets came with heavy band saw marks that masked the flaws. Unfortunately by the time I finally got around to using the sets, I was well outside the warranty period. It looks like I'm stuck with some practice wood. There are better options for guitar back and side sets. I suggest looking elsewhere.

    2. 1.0 out of 5 stars
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      Disatisfied

      The sides are definitely not A grade. I thought I would try these because the price was good, but once again you get what you pay for. When I tried steam bending the sides, they split laterally along a defect. I am an experienced guitar builder. I highly recommend purchasing AAA grade material.

    3. 5.0 out of 5 stars
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      Great value!

      This is nice straight-grained material and was an excellent value at the sale price. It will become a very nice instrument.

    4. 4.0 out of 5 stars
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      for the price you cant beat it

      No run-out and just good quality for the price

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