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"I’m about 10 tops into a stack of 40 cedar tops I got from you, and whenever I want to start a new guitar, I just walk over and pick a top off the stack, and start building.
They are all that great! I don’t have to dink around with the pattern, or select the “best" one: I just start building. I love that!  I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate your high standards, and what a pleasure it is to do business with you!"

Ben

Primavera

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Cybistax donnellsmithii
 
This tonewood has been widely used as a solidbody wood, but is now making inroads as a compelling and environmentally friendly back and side wood - with a very low price tag. Visually, it is reminiscent of some Ash and Oak, with a golden blonde color and gray-brown streaks. The grain structure is similar to Mahogany, roey and with some subtle ribbon figure seen here and there. It is substantially lighter in weight than Mahogany, but it is has a surprisingly deep and responsive tap tone. The light color makes it a good candidate for some creative dye work.


Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
• Figured Wood Terms