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Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: 12barBill on January 05, 2005, 07:39:54 PM
I'm getting ready to order a bone saddle from Bob Colosi. Trying to decide between white bone and vintage bone. The only difference is color (not tonal). The vintage would be slightly off white or brownish.

I might like the aged look of the vintage but don't know how that will look on a fairly new LV03R with a white TUSQ nut.

Opinions?


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: philster on January 05, 2005, 07:53:21 PM
Well knowing you, your background, and your tastes as well as I do, I would recommend...  Oh wait...  I don't know the first thing about you or what you would like  :P  


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: poki on January 05, 2005, 08:08:37 PM
personally i like the unbleached bone since it has a vintage look.  my parlor still has a tusq nut with unbleached saddle and it doesn't look out of place to me since the difference isn't much.
if you get both versions you can't miss.


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: MaRio on January 05, 2005, 09:13:21 PM
Here's a tip...get the white bone and if you decide to go vintage, soak in in cold coffee or coffee grounds. I did this with bone pins after someone recommended it and it works well.


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: Ratishna on January 05, 2005, 11:09:23 PM
I'd go with the vintage.  White is usually too stark.

E. Shoaf


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: sacredground on January 05, 2005, 11:40:13 PM
It's all about ACCESSORIZING!!! :o

But seriously...part of what looks nice is the match with your woods. Bleached bone might look good on a pale sitka top, whereas vintage might look better with a SB or cedar top.

I've heard the coffee ground idea works well--but I've never tried it. Yet another use for my favorite beverage!


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: trailboss800 on January 05, 2005, 11:41:02 PM
I've heard that the bleaching process can soften bone. Are either unbleached? I've been thinking of ordering a couple as well. Are they preshaped for the Parlor or L Series, etc...?

ken


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: stevelawsn on January 05, 2005, 11:47:36 PM
I made a saddle out of black buffalo horn for my walnut parlor. I polished it on a buffing wheel and it matches the black Tusq bridge pins very nicely.  


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: dbirchett on January 06, 2005, 12:31:33 AM
Quote
I made a saddle out of black buffalo horn for my walnut parlor. I polished it on a buffing wheel and it matches the black Tusq bridge pins very nicely.
My Mossman 12 came with a buffalo horn nut. Seems to work well.


Title: White Bone Or "vintage" Bone
Post by: FNG on January 06, 2005, 12:49:23 AM
No old cows please.  They barely make a good soup.