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Fixing side Wooden panels on ES units.

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by frahengeo » Wed Feb 08, 2012 12:36 pm

That Mexican rosewood is beautiful. Be sure to post some finished pictures.

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by jttar » Wed Feb 08, 2012 5:14 pm

Hello Johnnycanso,

Stunning looking piece of wood and workmanship. Can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you for sharing your work with us.

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by mykyll2727 » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:04 pm

On 2012-02-08 21:14, jttar wrote:
Hello Johnnycanso,

Stunning looking piece of wood and workmanship. Can't wait to see the finished product. Thank you for sharing your work with us.


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by David_S » Wed Feb 08, 2012 7:34 pm

On 2012-02-08 15:45, Johnnycanso wrote:

On 2010-12-27 17:23, parney wrote:
A person could make their own out of real wood pretty easy using their old damaged ones as a template.

Just finished these up last nite out of Cocobolo (mexican) rosewood. They are still in the rough stage but couldn't resist taking some pics. I will be sanding next & then countersink the screw heads as well...enjoy!

That is very nice wood.  I am not familiar with that type of rosewood.  Is it still available & could you tell us who your source is?

Rosewood I am familiar with tends to lighten some as it ages.  The darkness of the Cocobolo rosewood should also gradually fade to be closer to original ES side panels.

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by Johnnycanso » Thu Feb 09, 2012 3:25 pm

Thanks for all the comments Sony guru's!!! "let the ES panels live on"!!!

David: Cocobolo is readily available at local hardwood shops under "exotic woods". This wood is widely used in acoustic guitar building. It is a very "naturally" oily wood & will use alot of sandpaper in the process. Be cautious as the cocobolo dust can be an irrantant & cause sore throats...found that out first hand building a guitar a couple years back.

The pics i took was a rough plained piece of cocobolo with 3 coats of natural tung oil which is available at Lee Valley or any hardware store. I got lucky & was able to hand pick this piece out myself, alot of shops may not be down with that!

Once i trim up the back & bottoms to match the dimensions of the player, i will sand up to about 1000-1200 grit. Each coat of tung oil will darken the complexion of the wood, so with the natural oil of cocobolo i may just leave the wood natural or use 1 coat of tung oil til i get the color i'm looking for.

Cocobolo is close to the prized Brazilian rosewood which is almost un-attainable now a days & if so, the cost is un-godly! The rosewood venner on the side of our ES players reminds me of that particular wood more than any other. I find the most popular wood of choice, east indian rosewood  has more of a chocolate appreance these days...older growth had some nice brownish -orange colorations that were very sweet!

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