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Pete Howlett
11-21-2011, 09:40 AM
Sizes not particularly useful but someone must want this stuff:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LOT-12-UKULELE-SETS-BRAZILIAN-ROSEWOOD-GROWTH-OLD-EXTREMELY-FIGURED-/230704991457?pt=Guitar_Accessories&hash=item35b716cce1

Michael N.
11-21-2011, 11:13 AM
'RECLAIMEND OF BEAM OF RECYCLED OLD HOUSE , AT LEAST 80 YEARS PRE-BAN'

Now where have I seen that before and how are you going to prove it?

coolproof
11-22-2011, 01:23 PM
Apparently the company( Madeira Inc) export reclaimed exotic woods with full CITES permits/ documentation. As far as I know they are the only company to do this legitimately. Any imports to UK would have to satisfy this criterion.
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Rick Turner
11-22-2011, 02:49 PM
Madeira, Inc. or Maderas Barber who got busted big time a few years back for illegal Brazilian rosewood?

Do papers come with the wood? If not, it's not in compliance.

herbsandspices
11-22-2011, 06:42 PM
Yeah, this is sketchy.

Liam Ryan
11-22-2011, 09:53 PM
What's sketchy?

Rob-C
11-22-2011, 11:34 PM
Is it just me or are the vast majority of those sets absolutely horrible?

Flyfish57
11-23-2011, 01:52 AM
Is it just me or are the vast majority of those sets absolutely horrible?
Nope! But it's Brazilian rosewood so you can get top dollar for sets made from the roots!...I've not seen a set that I would build a uke out of in a long long time. I prefer just to avoid the stuff...Not to mention, it would cost 100.00 to ship this to me--it's 40 minutes away!

Pete Howlett
11-23-2011, 05:07 AM
Who'd want to make ukes with Brazilian anyway? It's like buying pharmacy drugs on the internet - very questionable.

Rick Turner
11-23-2011, 05:36 AM
Actually, the combination of an Adirondack spruce top with Brazilian rosewood back and sides can make for an utterly spectacular sounding...and looking...ukulele. We've made a number of them using oversized side sets that I got a long time ago. And no, I don't have papers on the stuff. I don't have papers or receipts on a lot of wood that I've gotten in trade, etc. over the years.

maclay
11-24-2011, 10:14 AM
Who'd want to make ukes with Brazilian anyway? It's like buying pharmacy drugs on the internet - very questionable.

Legal issues aside, Brazilian can make a great sounding ukulele.