View Full Version : The Gods are smiling on me today

06-29-2012, 07:56 AM
I went to a local veneer dealer to pick up some figured veneer for an instrument I'm working on. I got to talking with the owner and he asks if I ever use figured woods like koa or claro walnut. I said I did, so he walks outside the door and grabs a huge chunk of koa that is the flair that was cut off the butt of the trunk and hands it to me. He also says that the guy that slices his veneer has started sending everything back on the backer boards and would I like to have them? Hopefully, he is going to call me next week about coming over to sort through his backer boards.

06-29-2012, 08:06 AM
great story.......keep us posted

06-29-2012, 08:59 AM
That's a good day indeed! Hopefully more to come your way as well!

06-30-2012, 03:08 PM
Here's the chunk I got from the veneer company. Its about 5" thick up to the dark knot that is a couple inches up the finger then it drops off rapidly from there. The crazy figure will be perfect for solid body instruments.

06-30-2012, 03:16 PM
Where are your Gods located, Andrew? Can I reach them by telephone or e-mail? Seriously though, it sounds like a great prospect. Let us know what you find, please.