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    I love how this one sounds. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=AGUebpRaVBM

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    I will stick with my red spruce that was cut down in the early 1900ís and the redwood that was cut in 1850. No problems using those woods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcc56 View Post
    I'll bet that the baking process causes the resins in the wood to boil out towards the surface and clogs the pores, causing multiple problems.
    A lot depends on the process used. As with anything, there are variations in results dependent on which process was used to torrify the wood.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Adams View Post
    I have a Bourgeois guitar with the AT top. It is going on three years old now and has not exhibited and problems. Knock on wood! (Sorry...) LOL
    I don't know who Dana sources his wood from, but I suspect he has done his homework.
    I played one of his T tops at TME back in August, and it was exceptional. I think thereís something to it, but agree with the skepticism expressed here, and think it probably has more to do with the luthierís treatment of the wood than whether itís T or not...
    Chuck

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skip Kelley View Post
    I will stick with my red spruce that was cut down in the early 1900’s and the redwood that was cut in 1850. No problems using those woods.
    Can't recreate that with any amount of baking.

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    A friend of mine sells Martin and Bourgeois their torrified tops among many others. I echoed the same doubts about it that I've heard from others. He told me about how he did a lot of R&D to get it right and that there are a lot of people out there still learning the process, so it can be hit or miss. He is expecting to see it become a standard versus a fad. His sales have been going through the roof on it. He offered me a top to try but I don't do enough acoustics to be able to do it justice.

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