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I currently play a standard mahogany laminated tenor (Chinese) in a group of 23 similar minded retirees.
I am by chosen hobby, a 30 year experienced model boat builder, and have been reading about different timbers, and their effects on sound and have decided on ( surprise, surprise)
a boat paddle tenor.
I would like it to have a mild curved back and mild curved sides, maybe wedge shaped?
Do the experienced members here have any strong views about making the back and sides from two different woods, say, mahogany and walnut in 12*4 mm stripes, as you would form and shape for a flat planked boat Hull, NOT clinker style.
I first thought 4 mm timber would be a good selection, to take the steaming and forming over temporary removable internal shaped formers, then of course gluing once the shape has been dried and set, or for the sound does the wood really need to be thicker, or thinner?
Sound board ( face ) from English 4 mm walnut, from pieces about 75 -100mm wide, depending what’s available here in the U.K., with a fret cut pattern sound hole in the lower section below strings area. ( as a jesters face )
All experienced comments and advice would be most appreciated. Thank you!