Pau Ferro?

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  1. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Dr. Stratster

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    Not true, they have eased restrictions but they still need to have all this paperwork, and it takes time. I don't think you 'll see MIM / Asia go back to rosewood....
     
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  2. SKYDOG4570

    SKYDOG4570 "I didn't do it!" I'm serious, I really didn't! Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Ok, sorry.

    Plus, once the inventory pipeline gets loaded, it takes a while for that inventory to be used up.
     
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    It's not a contention -- it's just the science of the process. You'll find several scientific papers on the process out there on the Interwebs that will state clearly that the roasting process embrittles the wood. Do the research yourself.
     
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    Pao Ferro is a rosewood, just a different species, that grows in Mexico and South America.
     
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    ^ Pau Ferro (Libidibia) belongs to the same order and family, but the tribe is different from Rosewood (Dalbergia).
     
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    Bcorig Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Use these on your Pau Ferro guitar
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    Where can one find that exception? I'm still afraid to try taking any of my rosewood fretboard guitars across the ocean.
     
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    Ziricote takes an incredible polish. I use Micro Mesh on all the really hard woods and Ziricote looks like gemstone when polished. That piece is a bit lighter than most pieces i've seen, but the drk streaking looked a lot more like Ziricote than bocote.
     
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  10. Robert Graf

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    No, Pau Ferro is not a true rosewood. A true rosewood would be a member of the genus Dahlbergia. Pau Ferro is a Machaerium. Very similar in properties, but not a true rosewood.
     
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    Torrefied Balsa wood necks yield the best tone. When they break they can also be milled into toy airplanes. Thus increasing their usefulness and entertainment value.
     
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  12. Scott Baxendale

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    It’s a cousin
     
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    Strange.... I can even hear the difference between a red or black strat! But maybe that’s because I’m a Rock God...
     
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    This is a new perspective for me very well put and follows consistent logic! I would have disagreed with your premise on its face but you actually taught me something here that I hadn’t considered before (despite it being obvious in retrospect)