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    Here's the piece of Port Orford Cedar Max is going to use for the top!

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    Beautiful !
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    Too bad about that top Jill. They must not have any of the good wood left. (Seriously ... i've never seen top wood that beautifully figured. Congratulations to you and Max & Lauri.)
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    Wow! That top wood is incredible.

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    I know, right?! Can't imagine how great it's going to look when the stain goes on it!
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    What are the tonal qualities of Poet Orford cedar. Is that the woot combination the one you played had?
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    Jim,
    Here's what LMI has to say about it: http://www.lmii.com/products/mostly-...t-orford-cedar.
    My understanding is that it falls in stiffness between the true cedars and redwood.
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    Wow! That's a different cedar than what I have in my mandola. That's going to be gorgeous with Lauri's finish work on it.
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    Jill congrats, I know you loved your MT 0, I am sure you will be pleased with Max and Laurie's work. That top is AMAZING, at first I thought is was the Maple for the back and you posted the wrong pic. Would love to hear this when it is done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    Jill congrats, I know you loved your MT 0, I am sure you will be pleased with Max and Laurie's work. That top is AMAZING, at first I thought is was the Maple for the back and you posted the wrong pic. Would love to hear this when it is done.
    Same here as I first thought that was a beautiful back for Jill's mandolin !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Garber View Post
    What are the tonal qualities of Poet Orford cedar. Is that the woot combination the one you played had?
    Yes, I played #99, which had a Port Orford Cedar top and the sound was fantastic - it was nice to be able to both play it myself and also hear it's owner playing it. I found it to be warm and clear sounding with nice mid-range.
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    Stunning, but are you sure that isn't the back? It looks quite different to any images of Port Orford Cedar tops you see on Google. (I am no expert at all on this, just curious!)


    http://www.lmii.com/products/mostly-...t-orford-cedar
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    Quote Originally Posted by seankeegan View Post
    Stunning, but are you sure that isn't the back? It looks quite different to any images of Port Orford Cedar tops you see on Google. (I am no expert at all on this, just curious!)


    http://www.lmii.com/products/mostly-...t-orford-cedar
    https://artisanguitars.com/huss-and-...-sides-id-5928
    This is the photo that Max Girouard specifically sent me, stating he'd cut into two wedges of Port Orford Cedar and sent me photos from both wedges and I chose this top (the other top on offer had a tighter grain and was probably more like the images you posted Sean). No other photos except examples of the top wood were included in the email. I am confident that an experienced luthier like Max can tell the difference between maple and Port Orford Cedar, so yeah, this is the wood for the top of the mandolin!

    Here's some photos of wood for Port Orford Cedar tops on acoustic guitars that shows some curl similar to what is seen in the top wood for my mandolin:

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    Here, on the other hand, is a photo he sent me this morning of the wood he chose for the one piece maple back:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jill McAuley View Post
    Here, on the other hand, is a photo he sent me this morning of the wood he chose for the one piece maple back:

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    Oh wow. That is gonna be one beautiful looking instrument. Congrats!

    Eagerly awaiting my Girouard arriving in just under a month.

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