ZIRICOTE VS Brazilian neck tonal differences??

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  1. Tag

    Tag New Member

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    Anyone???
     
  2. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    Tonally, I don’t have a scooby, but as far as grain pattern, Ziricote gets my vote, it just looks so good!
     
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    Wondering because Sweetwater has almost the identical hb 594 ps I would order but with a ziricote neck and fretboard. Never played one.
     
  4. veinbuster

    veinbuster Coming of age

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    David Wren took a bunch of measurements when considering ziricote as a replacement for Braz on acoustics and all came out virtually identical.
    11top probably knows how it translates to a PRS neck.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What I can tell you from recent involvement with a Ziricote fretboard, is that it appears harder than rosewood, less open grained and sexy as h€ll to look at!!:D
     
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  6. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    While I like both, I’d choose Brazilian over anything. It seems to sustain better to me. But again, I’d be happy with either; I like dense necks.
     
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    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    If you like it, I wouldn’t let Ziracote stop me.
     
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    aussieowner New Member

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    Ziricote can have some insane figuring. I bought a Warmoth neck for a project, roasted flame maple with figured ziricote fingerboard, 59 profile. Plays amazingly well. No idea how it compares to Brazilian rosewood, but it's beautiful to look at.
     
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    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    What he said!
     
  10. WA Paul

    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    This one?

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    I’d take a flyer on that!
     
  11. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    That's hot! Totally would!
     
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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Nothing wrong with a little Cocobolo either... hehehe (thread hijack)

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    Glide-bpm We were small but we were slow...

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    Speaking of Ziricote.... how about top and fretboard???

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    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    I checked in with a friend who has identical LPs, one with ziracote. He prefers the ziracote. It seems to have some nice physical properties as well.
     
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    You rascal!!! :D

    Yes sir. That TOTALLY does it for me. Off the charts stunning. I would probably get along fine with the Ziricote, but the one thing stopping me is those damn internal braces. :( Same thing with a few of the HB 594 hollowbody run of 60. Stunning guitars, but being a jazzier player, I want it to ring acoustically as loud as possible.
    I think I have to go for a PS built to McCarty HB specs, not HB 2. I am sure Paul Miles knows exactly what I want. Hes the one who actually went back to the blue prints of the original Artist 3 semi hollows to get my Pomegranate built right.
    Another thought I had was to go for the deeper, original archtop build. That guitar above keeps calling me though. What a killer. Hmmmmm....
     
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    WA Paul It’s ok...I’m with Manny dog

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    I’m all about that due diligence! :)

    And I’ve been called worse :D

    I’d say go with what you really want, less trading in the long run (looks at own guitar collection debating hypothetical trades yet again) :)
     
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    elvis Hamfisted String Banger

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    If you don't like the acoustic properties of the HBII, I agree. I wound up flipping mine for similar reasons.
     
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    Did you ever play a McCarty HB, pre bracing??
    25% louder acoustically and very resonant.
    It took me a while after sending my HB 2 back, but eventually found a beauty. Would still LOVE to try an early archtop!!!!
     
  19. LSchefman

    LSchefman Hears Tones

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    Just...wow.
     
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    Lol!! I have looked at that guitar so many times Im surprised the finish is not starting to fade a bit....A different kind of spooky action at a distance.
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    Has to be one of the most beautiful guitars I have ever seen. Has everything, but does not look like it. Amazing build. Someone should buy it right away.
     
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