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Howdy,

Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that the Koa (B&S&T) is some of the finest, most beautiful, wood I have seen. (and I've been a woodworker for over 40 years). This is going to become an incredible guitar!!  

Thanx,

Dave

Padauk

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Padauk guitar by Renato Bellucci.

Pterocarpus soyauxii

Padauk is a bright orange or almost crimson wood when freshly cut, but oxidizes to a darker, rich purple-brown over time - although it stays redder than Indian Rosewood. Slightly harder and heavier than Indian Rosewood it is a good back and side wood in all respects - stable, easy to work, with a strong tone. It may be a little difficult to bend compared to the ease of bending of some of the more pliable woods.

Back & Sides Dimensions
Wood Grading article
Figured Wood Terms

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