Buying wood

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Buying wood

Postby fcknoise » Thu Jun 25, 2020 10:40 am

Hello builders of ILF

I was thinking about building a guitar body from scratch in the summer so spend some time woodworking and whatnot. I could go to the guitar parts store and buy wood... buuut I feel like 100€ for a piece of wood seems quite unnecessarily steep. Last time I put a parts guitar together I learned that specialized guitar parts shit (screws, especially) are generally priced in a very expensive way and is still just a bunch of crap metal.

So I was wondering, where do you buy your wood for your builds? Any specific tips on what to look out for?
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Re: Buying wood

Postby repoman » Thu Jun 25, 2020 8:43 pm

I've been buying wood at a local hardwood vendor, mostly just African Mahogany, they charge like 7 bucks a board feet of 6/ works out to about 30 bucks a body blank if the body is small like a Mustang size. I already had a table saw to cut it up, but then I had to buy a jointer and planer which was another 1000 bucks. Unfortunately, its worth it to buy a body blank for 50-100 bucks if you aren't going to be making a bunch of them.

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Re: Buying wood

Postby Schlatte » Sat Jun 27, 2020 4:49 pm

I have no valuable information to offer, but would like to point out that this thread could have easily been named "getting wood". I am disappointed.
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