Shou Sugi Ban for guitar?

mikybern

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Does anybody of you use Shou Sugi Ban for their guitar finish? It looks really cool, but I'm curious about the sound. I'm planning to buy products from https://degmeda.eu/ and my craftsmen will do all the job. Do you think I should invest in it, or I should keep money for new strings?  :icon_biggrin: :icon_biggrin:
 

Rick

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I've seen them do this in Japan to waterproof cedar planked houses.  I think if you poke around on this website you'll see some examples.  Sound? won't change a thing (imho) as it's only just the surface.  Some woods will be more amenable to this, like oak, maple or swamp ash.  Others it would be a waste, like mahogany or alder due to the grain patterns.
 

bagman67

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If you go this route, and you have a body configured for a flat-mount Strat or Tele bridge, I would install a bridge before charring the wood as a mask.  That way you are assured of having a flat, even surface to mount the bridge on when the shou-sugi-ban finishing is done.
 

zebra

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Well, there's this thread:

https://www.unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=30598.msg430701#msg430701
 
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