Does PRS use obeche anymore on any builds?

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  1. DK1984

    DK1984 New Member

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    Obeche looked like it was going to be the future wood choice for PRS back in 09' but then it suddenly went away it seems like.

    Underrated wood, cheap too I'd imagine. I'd love to see them use it on the SE line.
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    I don’t know how much of it they ever had.
    I have two guitars with obeche backs.
    It makes for a very light guitar and I didn’t find it sounded significantly different than a mahogany back.
    It doesn’t have much figure, but takes a stain really well.
     
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    If it sounds good, light in weight and its cheap, I'm surprised more builders/companies wouldn't want to use it.
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    It does stink.
    I think I included stinkwood in the title of my NGD posting...prior to this forum.
     
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    I didn't know it would actually stink, I guess the PRS Employees had enough of it.
     
  7. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Does Stinkwood, make good Tonewood. Or maybe it makes Stonewood?

    Just asking for a friend!
     
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    The smell produces great "guitar face"
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Apparently a “fishy” smell.

    So PRS are fin-ished with using it?
     
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    Make it a semi hollow bass and change the shape of the cutout to a swordfish and you'll sell a ton of them.
     
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    No - it just takes a while because it's a haddock to work with.
     
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    I love how every thread turns into a dad-joke thread!
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    Don't blame me - I was baited into it.

    Plus, that one time we turned a thread into 'your mama' jokes, things got really ugly.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    With a built in tuna?

    :p
     
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    so apparently it does have an odor but once the has been dried out, never is back
     
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    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    No, no, no. Brazzy is fishy smelling! :D
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Hey, who’s the internet expert around here!;)
     
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    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Not quite. It stinks even after it makes it to the vault.
    Once it is finished, you can’t smell it.
     
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    That's has been my experience.

    And truth be told, if someone really wanted a Private Stock made from Obeche, of course we would oblige'
     
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    alantig Zombie Four, DFZ

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    So I could do an Obeche Explorer PS?

    [​IMG]
     
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