Redwood

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Rouse

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I'm trying to mimic a redwood with clear gloss for a chambered strat (since they dont offer it), i wanted it to be something like this: http://www.warmoth.com/showcase/sc_guitar_bodies.cfm?type=guitar&start=1&itemNumber=PS3380&menuItem=1&subMenuItem=0&subMenuItem2=0&laminateWood_filter=19
would a transparent brown on quilt maple be close to this or would something else be better?
 

Tempest

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They offer redwood for strat hollows.  Look in the unique choice laminate tops section.
 
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Rouse

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Tempest said:
They offer redwood for strat hollows.  Look in the unique choice laminate tops section.
actually they dont, look in the wood descriptions
 

Jon

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Ya, it's there.  http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/bodies/strat.cfm?fuseaction=strat_hollow#select  Its in the far right column.
 
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Rouse

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I looked, its there, but its not offered as a laminite top, it shows a list of available tops and its not there.

We have a nice stash of interesting figured redwood. It is available only as thin bookmatched laminate tops on flat top solid bodies. Oil finishes or a clear gloss really compliment the reddish color and figure! Redwood is not suitable for hollow bodies.
 

dbw

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Dude, go to the lamtop strat page and look at the bottom, there are redwood tops available.  This ain't rocket science.
 

bwbass

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Redwood is way too fragile for the edge of an f-hole on a hollow strat, or to support itself over the cavities in a non-f-hole hollow strat.  When the top is glued on in the vacuum bag and high-pressure tank, tremendous force per square inch is applied to the top.  The figured redwood would not hold up to this stress, website discrepancies aside.
 
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Rouse

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bwbass said:
Redwood is way too fragile for the edge of an f-hole on a hollow strat, or to support itself over the cavities in a non-f-hole hollow strat.  When the top is glued on in the vacuum bag and high-pressure tank, tremendous force per square inch is applied to the top.  The figured redwood would not hold up to this stress, website discrepancies aside.

Thank You!
 

bwbass

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BTW, there's some very nice figured bubinga and jotoba available for hollow lamtops tops that look similar to redwood.

Bubinga:

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/bodies/strat.cfm?fuseaction=strat_hollow&bodymask=strat&app=2,5&lamtopw=Bubinga#select

Disclaimer:  I think LT309 in this section is redwood mislabeled as bubinga.
Jotoba:

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/bodies/strat.cfm?fuseaction=strat_hollow&bodymask=strat&app=2,5&lamtopw=Jotoba#select
 
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