Didn't know cherry can have cool grain...

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Hi folks,

All I've ever seen of cherry wood is kind of boring, but if you take a look at Stew-Mac's wood sets, apparently some cherry wood has nice flame / quilt figuring. Cherry is of course a very sustainable wood (at least here in the US) and might be more appealing to the broader guitar market if more guitars were made from the cool-looking stuff. Anyway, learn something every day!

 

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Cherry can be beautiful. Art & Lutherie, an off-shoot of Godin in Canada uses quite a lot of Cherry in their guitars. Those sets are REALLY nice!! (y)(y)
 

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I have some projects in the works, and I have found a lumber yard about an hour from me that has all kinds of domestic wood. The usual types of flamed maple and figured maple, walnut, and cherry. I got plans for that kind of stuff and I'm really looking forward to working with Cherry.
 
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I have some projects in the works, and I have found a lumber yard about an hour from me that has all kinds of domestic wood the usual types of flamed maple and figured maple, walnut, and cherry. I got plans for that kind of stuff and I'm really looking forward to working with Cherry.
I think the Cherri you're talking about spells her name with an "i"......
 

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The Guild D25C (Cherry) was named after the finish, not the wood.
Yes, true, but we are talking about the tonewood. When I get ambulatory again, I am going back to the wood place I mentioned. I've picked up some equipment that will allow me to process lumber, which will make wood purchases a little more economical than buying a piece at a time.
 

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George Washington was trying to make guitars out of it 250 years ago. If it's good enough for Ol' George, it's good enough for me. Seriously, I'd like to see some pretty grained cherry.

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Well, the advertisement that Stew-Mac sent me had a beautiful set with obvious flame/quilt figure. But I don't see much in the sets that are there now.
 

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Seriously, I'd like to see some pretty grained cherry.

Hello West,

Is this pretty enough for you?

CherryBackBody_1.jpg


Sincerely,

Hans Moust
www.guitarsgalore.nl
 
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