I know there are a lot of musicians/people who play a musical instrument here, but I was wondering if any of you have experience in building instruments, namely guitars.
I brought home a bunch of really nice white maple from my workplace, and I was thinking of trying my hand at building a guitar or two with some of it. I even managed to sneak out some wenge veneer for the fretboards (shhh... don't tell my boss...)
Anyway, the only wood that I don't have, that I can't get from work, is some bubinga. The guitar design I have in mind is a neck-through construction, so I plan on using some bubinga to reinforce the neck.
I've looked around the web at quite a bit to find a company that sells it, but most of the sites I've found only sell:
1. rough cut, or
2. mass quantities.
I'm trying not to be picky, but I'd prefer it if the wood is planed at the very least (because I don't own a planer). I'd also like the dimensions to be roughly around 3' 6"H x 3 1/4"W x 1"T (~1067mmL x 83mmW x 26mmT).
I was referred to one site, Lagae
, but I don't speak that language.
So, anyway, are there any luthiers here who wouldn't mind sharing the secrets of where they get their wood?