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Shazzbot
08-02-2012, 11:37 AM
This wood is amazing.
http://www.cookwoods.com/lumber-site/shop/category/weekly-special/
I wish I could afford to pay one of you luthiers to make me a concert ukulele with this stuff on top.

And no, I don't work for Cook Woods.

Kevin Waldron
08-02-2012, 01:36 PM
Buyer beware of this company.

We have in times past purchased several different species of luthier materials from this company and the material was not dry or not properly dried, sanded, etc. We didn't think that this company acted honorably in making things right. ( Both statements are my opinion take it for what it's worth. )

Blessings,

Kevin

Pete Beardsley
08-03-2012, 01:27 AM
Just wow! That is some beautiful wood.

Shazzbot
08-03-2012, 11:23 AM
@Kevin
Interesting.
I have purchased a few turning squares from this company, but not often.
Never had a quality issue, but I've found their pricing to be a bit steep.

A couple of those pieces sure would make a fine looking ukulele though..........

saltytri
08-04-2012, 09:08 AM
My dealings with Cook have been fine both in person and on the web site. They have some nice stuff but, granted, it's not a place to find superior wood at a below market price. I was there just three days ago and bought a drop-dead piece of this redwood that is nearly vertical grain. The shop is a great place to hand pick wood. As for the web site, I've never received anything that was misrepresented. Sorry that Kevin had a bad experience but a negative review can disproportionately affect a vendor and Cook deserves some balance. YMMV, of course.

As for this, it was worth the 22 bucks (I think) that was charged:

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8294/7711994108_bb78ac033b_c.jpg

Kevin Waldron
08-04-2012, 11:26 AM
As I said it was my opinion.

We are a supplier of numerous materials and we purchase a large variety of material each month from suppliers all over the world. Our dealings with this company occurred for almost 4 months and we purchased a variety of materials.

Again make your own mind up. We have and we did.... we have a do not deal with again list ..... for suppliers and purchasers this company is on our list. Again my opinion!

Blessings,

Kevin

saltytri
08-04-2012, 11:37 AM
Kevin:

I hope I conveyed that I was not meaning to diminish your experience. Perhaps those who buy small amounts of selected material are less likely to have the problems that you experienced.

Cheers

Asrafrate
08-04-2012, 12:41 PM
Wow, that is utterly gorgeous :O

weerpool
08-04-2012, 02:19 PM
i agree with you Kevin, though my bad experience was more on their customer/phone service. the person i spoke to about my inquiry was just flat out jerk. ive never felt so insulted talking to anyone
Buyer beware of this company.

We have in times past purchased several different species of luthier materials from this company and the material was not dry or not properly dried, sanded, etc. We didn't think that this company acted honorably in making things right. ( Both statements are my opinion take it for what it's worth. )

Blessings,

Kevin

Moore Bettah Ukuleles
08-04-2012, 02:25 PM
I talked with them on the phone a couple of months ago. They were as nice as can be.