Michael.N. wrote: ↑
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I had some small pieces of tulip wood and you are right, it is really beautiful.
Classical guitars using this wood do seem pretty rare. However Christopher Sembdner had one with a Spruce top for sale at GSI a couple of years back. Very pretty back and sides.
I think the Americans term that Poplar. I've had some Tulipwood but not for guitars. It was some years ago but from what I can recall it was very light in weight, more like Spanish cypress. You might call them both the polar opposite of your typical rosewood.
Interesting Michael. From what I read on the web (always dangerous) tulipwood (Liriodendron tulipifera) is indeed also referred to in the USA as tulip poplar and yellow poplar. But it isn't a member of the poplar genus (Populus) and is more closely related to magnolias. It seems its fluttering leaves, as with poplars, caused the association. And tulip? The external appearance of the tree's flowers resembles tulips though internally they are very different. Whatever, it's a very striking wood.
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