What the heck is Ovangkol?!

dbw

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I've played a raw ovangkol/wenge/ovangkol bass neck... I would have guessed it was rosewood if I hadn't known.  Nice wood.
 

dbw

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No clue, I don't have a good ear for bass tones and anyway I was playing through a guitar amp.  It felt nice, though!  I think it was a Warwick.  Good luck  :icon_thumright:
 

line6man

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dbw said:
I think it was a Warwick. 

Yep, Warwick is well known for using Ovangkol.

Ovangkol is also known as Shedua.
I think Warmoth had some Shedua lam tops in the gallery.
 

WezV

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also sometimes called amazaque

i have made a couple of guitar necks from it - its great for oiled necks.  I would say the tone is similar to a rosewood neck - but just a little snappier, not quite as warm.  It tends to vary from a pale tan colour to quite dark and streaky

a nice wood
 
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