Actually, the idea of using "moon wood" (cut at night during a full-moon) for a guitar has been around for many decades. I don't know where (or when) it originated, but I have read about quite a few well-renowned European luthiers who have used it over the years (and continue to use it) for their instruments. I love the idea, although I know that the more scientifically minded will scoff at such poetic folly!amezcua wrote:The Mexican makers mentioned in the blog seem to have a poetic streak as some believe that cutting the wood in the forest at night with a full moon will make it sound better . I think the world needs more of that sort of attitude .We are all getting a bit too straight line and dull these days . All we have now is selling points. Lets have a bit more poetry . If you imagine like that your playing will surely improve . Good for your soul if you have one .
I have always been under the impression that Palo Escrito is an "economical" choice (as in, relatively cheap) for a guitar: some makers will build the exact same model with either Palo Escrito and Indian Rosewood (for example), and the PE model is (in my experience) always less expensive. I think $100 for a set (if one is not buying in bulk) is pretty cheap. But, of course, if it is pleasing to you, then who cares what it costs or if it is less expensive than something else?amezcua wrote:Salvador Castillo popped up on youtube today and there you can hear the sort of guitar I was interested in .More like this will be found by looking up Purapecha Guitars. It`s the Palo Escrito that gives it the character and bite .People say Palo is cheap but the price I saw yesterday for a set was $100 . Is that cheap/ ?I don`t know. How about Mahogany ?. I must do a search .