Thanks for any insight or experience with Maple back and side Guilds. Left-Friendly. Ovangkol tends to be a mixture of black and light brown hues, where rosewood gets more of a chocolate color. Item Number: IW34273 IW34273 ... Guatemalan Rosewood Acoustic Guitar Back & Sides Set Dalbergia cubilquitzensis This Rosewood species has a reddish-brown to dark brown colored heartwood … That overtone structure one hears with rosewood is equally present in Bubinga, and yet at a reduced price tag. Additionally, it also works for Ebony fretboards. Exotic Back and side sets for acoustic guitars, luthiers, tonewoods, ebony, rosewood, tonewood . Pale yellow sapwood. This wood is increasingly becoming popular as an acoustic guitar wood. I'd think a cedar vs Sitka top would make a bigger difference than rosewood vs Ovangkol back & sides. Sitka spruce top, beautiful ovangkol back and sides, warm, balanced tone, easy to play, maturing Very nicely. Not surprising, many of the great-sounding, highly sought after vintage instruments (e.g., pre-war Martins) used Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides. I'm afraid to polish it though because Taylor says not to put anything on the satin finishes....except Ken Smith polish and I'm too lazy to order that online...heh. Ovangkol Backs and Sides. As a guitar top, dense mahogany has a solid, punchy tone with low overtone content and good high-end response. Ovangkol, used for the back and sides of the 414ce, is tonally similar to rosewood, but with a slightly fuller midrange and a bright high-end reminiscent of koa. Unfortunately, it's a bit tough to compare them now as the Rosewood and Mahogany Dreads, Joumbos, and x12s have been revoiced and the differences in topwoods over the various model lines. Asymmetrical Headstock. Ovangkol is a GREAT tonewood. That would be like putting WalMart-brand tires on a Porsche. Visually, both woods are very similar. Add to compare. Mar 18, 2016 #19 Both great tonewoods IMO. The top end is clear, but does not 'sparkle'. ... as well as cocobolo, granadillo, ovangkol, wenge, and ziricote, among others. It is a nonporous wood which results in a very nice finish. An African relative of rosewood, it's a great sounding wood that shares many of rosewood's tonal properties, with a slightly fuller midrange and a top end that's not quite as bright as maple. This instrument integrates state-of-the art electronics with striking aesthetic features, player comfort and enhanced bass. It has a deeper sound that I anticipated. It is a straight-grained wood that occasionally exhibits a beautiful wavy figure. Money Back Guarantee, Trade Up Program and Lifetime Warranty. Jean Larrivee D-03 Limited Ovangkol Acoustic Guitar 07 *Open To Trade* - $900 (Santa Fe) Extremely rare, 2007 Ovangkol special edition Jean Larrivee D-03 Dreadnought acoustic guitar. Both woods are paired with a Sitka spruce top. Quite an oily timber, so no finish is generally required (just oil) when used in necks. try both, your ears will tell you. Handcrafted in Vancouver, BC. As for the sound, that'll be all in your ears. It is a bit denser than rosewood, which may contribute to its great sustain and clarity. Padauk Backs and Sides. Indian Rosewood back and sides set 16. BIG pores and lots of dust (which, because of its bright red color, tends to stand out, you'll have what looks like Hungarian Paprika everywhere), silica and minerals. ... Ovangkol. Here is my 414, Ovangkol. Post by Jeff Peter; JimMerrill. It is used for back an sides for guitars, in particular classicals but it has found favour with Michael Bashkin and Gerald Sheppard for it's beauty and tonality. When comparing Pau Ferro vs. Rosewood, the color shade is sometimes point of contention. ... Honduran Mahogany Ukulele Back, Sides, and Top. This model includes sustainable wood certified parts. Playability Enhanced. Any other info anyone can provide would be much appreciated. Figured & Quilted Bubinga. Warmer sounding than ebony, brighter than Rosewood, Pau Ferro has a percussive attack, excellent clarity, a fat low-end and a pronounced high-end sparkle. As does the J15 to the right, rocking the same combination. It can be somewhat difficult to work with using either hand or machine tools. Properly maintained, minor ding on the top which is pictured, otherwise in very good and played in condition Normally a straight grained wood, Pau Ferro does occasionally exhibit interesting figure. E. evenkeel Senior Member. Electric Guitar Body Blanks . Typically, Morado is a little lighter in color than East Indian Rosewood, generally speaking. Watch for burning while routing as it is pretty easy to burn if your cutter is dull or you're going too slow. Bends well and holds it's shape. Imbuia Ukulele Backs and Sides. “Honduran … It has a similar weight, but a more open grain and lighter color. I have all three types of EI rosewood backed guitars. It is likely to split so tighten screws with caution. It is one of my most favorite woods to build with. Ovangkol. Wood--------------------Density (lb/ft^3)-----Hardness (lbf)-----Stiffness (lb/in^2)-----, African Padauk-----------------47---------------1,970--------------1,700,000---------, Andaman Padauk---------------48---------------1,630--------------1,754,000---------, Burma Padauk------------------54---------------2,150--------------2,050,000--------, Brazilian Rosewood-------------52----------------2,790------------2,020,000--------, East Indian Rosewood----------52----------------2,440-------------1,668,000--------, Madagascar Rosewood---------58----------------2,550-------------1,742,000--------. For a classical guitar, I prefer rosewood. Over a decade ago, Taylor introduced the guitar world to a sustainable tonewood known as … East Indian Rosewood became the traditional tonewood for most guitar manufacturers. ... when used in necks. Replacement Indian Rosewood Sides. ... of them has rosewood back and sides. Purpleheart (OS) Sapele. Watch particularly carefully the grain direction on planing any wood that shows an interlocking grain. Sapele Quilted. Messages 1,412. Whether or not you like the appearance of ovangkol, compared to rosewood, is all up to you. The rosewood models are designated by an “R” in their model name (e.g., 414ce-R). Wave Headstock. It's heavy though, so you'll need to design around the weight. They are strong and make a good guitar, but they can’t produce the complexity of tone that you hear in a solid wood guitar. M. marl Member. Reactions: hippieboy. here is a pic to contrast with the one before me. Also called Ovangkol and Amazakoue. We were very surprised and impressed by how the 414 responded to Taylor's new V-Class Bracing! We don't speak about rosewoods as a single species I am not sure why we do with Padauk other than wood sellers don't always provide good identification on wood they do not have good chain of custody on. Not quite as deep as Rosewood, but with the same woody dryness of Mahogany. Its on the warmer side of the scale tonally, but it does have a nice attack and sustain. BUY NOW ONLINE. Usually, its coloration runs from yellow-brown to a mottled olive-brown to dark brown, and it features stripes that run from gray to almost black. Pre-drilling purple heart wood is always recommended. With the all laminate guitar it is really impossible to make comparisons since it is not nearly as good a guitar as the other two. All of Taylors rosewood guitars are a gloss finish. The sound differences of using mahogany or rosewood back and sides on acoustic guitars. There are three Padauk species: African (Pterocarpus soyauxii), Andaman (Pterocarpus dalbergioides) and Burma (Pterocarpus macrocarpus). The tonewood characteristics of the Taylor 414ce — together with its generous Grand Auditorium body — give it the power and nuance to accommodate a wide range of playing styles. Padauks are similar in weight to rosewoods, but no where near as hard. Sitka spruce top, beautiful ovangkol back and sides, warm, balanced tone, easy to play, maturing Very nicely. This 16 Series Dreadnought is crafted with satin-finished East Indian rosewood back and sides for resonant sound with deep bass and rich overtones. Heavier than Indian Rosewood, Pau Ferro has a nice tap tone and is tonally similar to Indian Rosewood. Log In $ US Dollar ($) US Dollar ($) Euro (€) GB Pound (£) Canadian Dollar ($) Australian Dollar ($) Welcome, Log In. It seems like an extremely exotic … # 3 Post Nov 20, 2007 #5 2007-11-20T15:48. FIND A DEALER. General Acoustic Guitar and Amplification Discussion. ... and Maple/Sapele, and they kept coming back to the Ovankol. Solid vs Laminate Another factor that influences sound is whether the wood used in your instrument is constructed from solid pieces of wood or from wood laminate. Purpleheart is rated moderate for steam bending if you read the text books. Solo $ … 171. It has excellent low dampening qualities similar to most … Rosewood has very oily pores which absorb some of those overtones for that rich warm sound. Original owner, purchased from Mannys in NYC. The GPCPA4 Rosewood adds tonal color and variety. Some had satin and others had glossy. They all have solid spruce tops. Luthiers Mercantile International we offer over 40 species of wood for use in the construction of stringed instruments Madagascar Rosewood has risen in popularity because of its similar properties to Brazilian Rosewood – a warm sound, with well defined basses, mids, and rich trebles. This is why it is also used a lot for bridges and fingerboards. Physically lighter than rosewood, maple or koa, mahogany is no less popular as a tonewood. Replacement Indian Rosewood Sides. Peter. Bubinga, also known as African Rosewood, is harder and heavier than either Brazilian or Indian Rosewood. As the price gets higher, many companies will also make the back and sides solid wood, and now the entire body is considered solid. Our distinctive 200 Series Deluxe category is loaded with high-end performance appeal. Ayers 05 Series acoustic guitars are handmade and provide a best value. The solid wood guitar is a piece of rosewood all the way through. Figured & Quilted Bubinga. With Taylor's value-packed 414ce, you get it all: playability, tone, and looks. Ovangkol. To my ear, ovangkol combines some of the depth of bass that rosewood has with extremely defined, strong highs. In a local guitar shop, I tried a solid wood version of the 350, the 350SR with solid rosewood body and solid spruce top. The OMC-1E has a Sapele body and the OM-21 rosewood. Rosewood is much denser/harder and stronger than mahogany. I've had it for around 6 years and it's opened up nicely. CHARACTER: Ovangkol timber grain is interlocked and the texture is moderately coarse TONE: Ovangkol back and sides sits between the warmth and depth of strong Rosewood and the sparking trebles and highs of Maple It has a nasty habit of tearing out when you least expect it. Is that why? This doesn't speak directly to the Q of the wood tat some builders have spoken highly of as a very acoustically lively wood. Ovangkol. See specifications for details. From enormous West African trees, ovangkol echoes East Indian rosewood in many ways, while being more sustainable. Perfect for all performing artists. 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