I'm new to this news group...it was recommended to me by a guitar builder at
Wholenote.com. I'm trying to find someplace or someone in the Cleveland Oh.
area that would be willing to sell some pieces of alder for a reasonable
price...I'm looking to build a guitar body (or two) and I'd like to make it
out of 2-3 pieces, if not 1 piece. I've checked around my area for
suppliers, but am not having much luck (and place like Home Depot and Lowes
are absolutly no help). I did a search on this newsgroup, but with 200
thousand + posts...not much luck there either! LOL!
I have found a number of guitar body "blanks" here and there on the web, but
they seem to go for around $50 and up (plus shipping) which is much more
then I want to pay for this particular guitar body...again looking for cheap
As for some specifics, again I'm looking for 2-3 pieces...either 2 pieces
around 2" thick x 6" wide x 20" long -or- 3 pieces with 1 piece being 1"
thick x 12" wide x 20" long and the other 2 pieces being 1" thick x 6" wide
x 20" long. If anyone has a slab that is 2" thick x 12" wide x 20" long,
that would work great too!
I can get poplar and ash around here and have worked with both and both make
fine instruments, but I really want to start working with alder. Later this
year I'm going to build a nicer guitar and I'll be willing to pay a little
more for a good piece, but this guitar I'm working on now is just sort of a
basic project, so again I don't want to spend too much on it. I found a
couple of guys "out west" that can get alder cheap, but the shipping cost
negates the price, so it's not worth it.
If anyone in the Cleveland area (within say 50 miles) has something like
this they'd be willing to part with for cheap, or if anyone knows of a place
that could supply the same, please contact me directly at
firstname.lastname@example.org as I'm not sure I'll be able to find this post again!
Bright Blessings & Gentle Breezes,