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Thread #28077   Message #347056
Posted By: Sean Belt
27-Nov-00 - 12:30 PM
Thread Name: Great Lakes Wood for Guitars?
Subject: Great Lakes Wood for Guitars?
A non-musician friend of mine recently mentioned to me that she'd seen a piece on the Discovery Channel about violin makers who are reclaiming wood from the bottom of the Great Lakes from which to make violins. Apparently the time underwater does something to the cellular structure of the wood which makes it great for instrument making. All kinds of claims have been made about how quickly the instrument matures in tonal quality, etc. Sounds fascinating!

Does anyone in the Mudcat have any experience with these instruments? Do you know of anyone who's making guitars with this wood? And if so, what have the results been like?

- Sean