"hi Taffy, those Merbau finger boards look great. where do you get them from? Do you rip them down from bigger stock? some of the Merbau i have seen is finger jointed. i used the 18mmx40mm Tas Oak from bunnings and also used 8mmx40mm Tas Oak as…"
"Heh. I just got back from Home Depot and picked up a nice piece of Hickory. I'm pretty sure I've used Home Depot hemlock before on past necks, but it's entirely possibly I made it all up. Perhaps I was consonantly confused.
"My area Lowe's/Home Depot only has Poplar, soft Pine and Red Oak. Different areas will supply Maple, White Oak and others. Do remember that if it's not on display, you might be able to find it online or order it."
"Considering most 6 string necks are 1 & 11/16" wide at the neck and 2 & 3/16" wide at the heel, 1 & 1/2" should be fine for a 4 string. All 4 of my 4 string CBG's have 1 & 1/2" wide necks, even did a 6…"
"Hi Frank, the markers are burnt into the wood with different designs of round wood burning tips. The boards have not been fretted yet.
And whilst on the subject of timber being wet when purchased, bare in mind that timber takes on and gives up…"