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Hosea Kenji

 

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NARRA BACK AND SIDES? 

Greetings to evryone on this wonderful forum... I'm new here and this is my first post...

I'm thinking of building what could be considered a negra with narra back and sides (narra belongs to the same padouk family)

Any comments or recommendations about this?

Thanks!
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kovachian

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RE: NARRA BACK AND SIDES? (in reply to Hosea Kenji

It's been used before.
More than once.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 12 2011 1:07:33
 
Hosea Kenji

 

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RE: NARRA BACK AND SIDES? (in reply to kovachian

Thanks for the reply...

Any info on the sound and the characteristic of the wood if used as back and sides?
  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 12 2011 10:15:41

stephen hill

 

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RE: NARRA BACK AND SIDES? (in reply to Hosea Kenji

Hi and welcome to the foro.
Padouk is a good negra timber, and I would expect Narra to be good if the density is not too high.

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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date Jun. 16 2011 13:18:08
 
Peter Tsiorba

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RE: NARRA BACK AND SIDES? (in reply to Hosea Kenji

Some years back, I built three classical guitars with narra. The wood had a very nice tap tone, and worked reasonably well. It had a pleasant, sweet scent. The dust did not seem to be particularly irritating (to me, at least). The resins seemed to be quite stable and not prone to staining lighter spruce or bindings. It is fairly inexpensive. One of its drawbacks that I can think of and is its rather plain appearance. If you are not looking for a lot of figure, variegation and color, narra would be just fine.

Here is a link to one of those guitars:
https://picasaweb.google.com/guitarsbypeter/ClassicalGuitarNaraEngelmann13#

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