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    For my next batch of ukes..I will not be using anymore "Indian Rosewood" fretboards co's I have now run out of stock .. From now on I will be using Pau Ferro, Morado, Bolivian Rosewood, Santos Rosewood or (what ever you want to call it) I understand this is now the prefered timber of Fender Guitars so it can't be bad stuff. ..And I can sleep better at nights knowing that i'm not breaking the Cites laws anymore
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    Santos has been used by Juha Lottonen for over 20 years I believe.

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    Be carefull, some people have allergic reaction when exposed to dust

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alain Lambert View Post
    Be carefull, some people have allergic reaction when exposed to dust
    I just sanded 15 boards down to thickness..No allergic reactions so far...But I do react to Padauk dust (running eyes and nose and sneezing)type of thing
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    Ovangkol seems like another good alternative.
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    I'm happy to hear that the fretboards are what is changing.
    In this "new world" we live in , well , you never know.
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    I use mgurure or leadwood as it is more commonly known. Holds the edge like ebony.
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    I've made up some of these Pau Ferro boards and they dont look too bad compared to indian rosewood, in fact they look very similar...I dont think anybody would know the difference or care....Also I'm finding out I am alergic to the dust after all, sore itchy skin around the eyes running nose and sneezing etc:
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    Those look good, Ken. Not to be sneezed at!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Timbuck View Post
    I just sanded 15 boards down to thickness..No allergic reactions so far...(
    Keep in mind that nobody is allergic right off the bat. One has to become sensitized by exposure over time, then you become allergic. Best thing is to limit initial expose to any wood dust.

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