Padauk Wood

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Padauk Wood

Post by bobbyboy » Mon Sep 11, 2017 2:35 pm

Any opinions on using Padauk Wood for the back and sides of a classical guitar.
What it sounds like.
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Steve Toscano
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Re: Padauk Wood

Post by Steve Toscano » Tue Sep 12, 2017 1:36 pm

Yes i have used it for back/sides - allthough only on a steel string guitar.
Great wood, beautiful rich red.
As to the sound: it sounds as good as the luthier makes the guitar sound :p

Properties wise the pieces of it i have are very simular to my indian rosewood sets.

In a blind test i'd be very surprised if someone could pick out a padauk guitar.

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Re: Padauk Wood

Post by Pat Foster » Tue Sep 12, 2017 2:18 pm

I've only built steel string guitars with it. Like the tonal qualities. Huge pores, though. It turns a nice, rich reddish brown as it ages. Soundwise, I found it a bit "drier" than Indian rosewood, more fundamental. I expect I'll use it sometime for a classical.

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Re: Padauk Wood

Post by UKsteve » Tue Sep 12, 2017 4:06 pm

I have a steel-string on order with it.

No idea re nylon but I'd wager it would be very good. Taps very nicely.

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Re: Padauk Wood

Post by Waddy Thomson » Tue Sep 12, 2017 6:48 pm

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Works great for classicals too!
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Re: Padauk Wood

Post by zavaletas » Sat Sep 23, 2017 5:51 am

I have only seen it in flamenco guitars, called coral wood in Spain. It produces a very bright tone, even brighter than cypress.

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