Reuse WOOD: Special Article on Locust Wood
Where does guitar wood come from?
Historically, there’s been a lot of debate about what types of wood are best for resonance, which woods “sustain” sound better or if making instruments from different woods make different types of sounds.
Companies that now mass produce guitars frequently use plywood, which is wood chips held together with glue- no wonder your mass produced guitar is so heavy! Look out for back problems!!
SO what are handmade Wallpushers made of? We use recycled hardwoods that have traditionally been used by guitarists for centuries, from wood that was previously furniture, houses, church pews, and more!
This post is about some Locust wood given to us by a recycler, Thank you!This is some wood given to us by a friend that has no sign of water damage or rot. Here is the wood before jointing…you can see that it is unique in that it splits straight, and is therefore the wood of choice that guitar makers have used to make guitar parts for centuries
This is a jointer, a machine that gives the wood a 90 degree flat edge
here is the wood after being jointed, or flattened. Gorgeous!!
Now it’s ready to be stored in a humidity controlled environment and stabilize for guitar making!
Thanks for recycling wood with us!