Hey all you wood experts. A while ago while fishing around under the workbench for a block of maple (for making bridges), I stumbled across 2 big chunks of this stuff. Being curious, I cut a couple of quartersawn blanks out of the lumber and made a one-piece, solid-foot bridge for my 1919 Gibson A. I have tried using Red's bridge designs as well as solid-foot and plain-arched bridges out of ebony and maple, but all of these designs, though powerful and loud, took away from the richness and woody tones of the A (with its 85 year old ebony bridge). But when I put this new bridge on... wow... The volume went way up, and it not only retained its woody vintage tone but it seemed to improve as well. The only problem is I haven't the slightest idea what I'm working with here. The only clue I have is that this wood was used as dunnage for a steel shipment from the Philippines about 15 or so years ago (my dad used to have a huge pile of the stuff). Take a look at the pics below and see if you can help me out by identifying the stuff (disregard the fuzziness and burns from my bad table saw).
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