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« on: July 24, 2009, 03:07:08 PM »

Wow that Zebrawood OM-03 at Trinity sure is nice looking.  Wonder how it sounds.  Anyone want to buy it for me?  Anyone?  Anyone?
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« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2009, 03:37:27 PM »

Okay, now you are exposing your unique sense of humor to the unsuspecting forum. 

Rest easy guys, I've got this handled. 

Norman
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« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2009, 04:08:42 PM »

It's zebrawood not zibrawood.
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« Reply #3 on: July 24, 2009, 04:18:07 PM »

I think John called it "Zibrawood" on his web site....
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« Reply #4 on: July 24, 2009, 04:24:25 PM »

http://guitarbench.com/index.php/2008/09/23/zebrawood-tonewood-database/

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« Reply #5 on: July 24, 2009, 04:27:05 PM »

It's zebrawood not zibrawood.
  It is Zebrawood.  Any one reading my posts must know by now that dyslexia has put a hurt on my ability to spell.
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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2009, 04:32:30 PM »

I do like the look of this wood....I'd love to hear one....
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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2009, 04:34:28 PM »

and what does "Zibrawood" sound like.  love the look
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« Reply #8 on: July 24, 2009, 06:22:19 PM »

It's zebrawood not zibrawood.

So I'm from Arkansas.  No one ever taught me to spell.   bigrin  Doesn't matter how you want to spell it though, it sure is purdy.
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« Reply #9 on: July 24, 2009, 06:56:26 PM »

It is really pretty - I would be a little careful with it, as my experience has been that this material fractures and splits into sharp shards, and when cut thin is not terribly strong. I had a couple bowls blow up on the lathe when a tool caught. If taken care of, with close attention to humidity and caution about impacts, it should be fine, but I wouldn't take it camping.   I have no idea how it sounds, though -

It is going to be a very unique and interesting instrument - and once these get into the hands of collectors, you probably won't see one again -

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« Reply #10 on: July 24, 2009, 06:57:06 PM »

Hey Age of Empires,
Where are you from in Arkansas?  I grew up in Jonesboro, and was recently back there for a wedding of a friend.  I spent some time driving around the countryside-the wedding was in Wynne, and I am always amazed at how flat eastern Ark is.  I live in Lynchburg, Va now.  Nice to see someone with Arkansas ties.
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« Reply #11 on: July 24, 2009, 07:13:06 PM »

Hey Age of Empires,
Where are you from in Arkansas?  I grew up in Jonesboro, and was recently back there for a wedding of a friend.  I spent some time driving around the countryside-the wedding was in Wynne, and I am always amazed at how flat eastern Ark is.  I live in Lynchburg, Va now.  Nice to see someone with Arkansas ties.
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Well, I spent my "formative" years in south central AR.  Moved away in '78 and was back for a short while until about '85 or so.  I've been a Texan (much to my dismay - which you'll understand if you grew up in AR during the years of the Southwest Conference) for the last 20+ years.  Guess I've kind of accepted it now since my wife, daughter and dog are all Texans.  I don't think they'll ever agree to leaving.
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« Reply #12 on: July 24, 2009, 07:26:07 PM »

It is really pretty - I would be a little careful with it, as my experience has been that this material fractures and splits into sharp shards, and when cut thin is not terribly strong. I had a couple bowls blow up on the lathe when a tool caught. If taken care of, with close attention to humidity and caution about impacts, it should be fine, but I wouldn't take it camping.   I have no idea how it sounds, though -

It is going to be a very unique and interesting instrument - and once these get into the hands of collectors, you probably won't see one again -

Tad
  Tad.  You may have gotton ahold of some bad wood with lots of internal stress in it. This can happen to any wood if it is not dried and stored properly. We know that Larrivee has this process well under control. I have worked with it as have many other builders. It has a feel of Indian Rosewood when working with it. It is known to be a stable and reliable wood. It tends to be on the  hard side of normal for workability and requires the proper tools and that they be sharp, much like many exotic woods. It is much more stable than woods like  Brazilian.  I have no concerns that it will be any more prone to issues that any other wood Larrivee has used on there guitars. You are correct that proper care is in order and this is true for any all solid wood guitar.
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« Reply #13 on: July 24, 2009, 07:47:51 PM »

That's some wild stripy wood to be sure.  Too bad they didn't use some for the headstock.

What is the binding material?

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« Reply #14 on: July 24, 2009, 10:05:51 PM »

I have what was previously the only Zebrawood Larrivee sold to the public. It was made in 1991, and has no structural problems 18  years later.

I sounds much like a good Indian Rosewood.
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« Reply #15 on: July 24, 2009, 10:59:36 PM »

I'm very sure that they wouldn't sell these if there were any concerns about the material, and I have to admit that the zebrawood I was turning was actually a pretty odd piece of birds-eye zebrawood. But I've also turned brazilian, and if I had to choose a chonk of either, I'd rather turn the brazilian.

I still wouldn't take a zebrawood Larrivee on a camping trip, though - 

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« Reply #16 on: July 25, 2009, 05:27:31 AM »

Jean knows his wood.  I think if he chose it as a platform for building its good.

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« Reply #17 on: July 25, 2009, 09:26:53 PM »

I want one!  Add it to the list... drool
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« Reply #18 on: July 25, 2009, 10:43:03 PM »

That's some wild stripy wood to be sure.  Too bad they didn't use some for the headstock.

What is the binding material?


Bindings are rosewood.
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« Reply #19 on: July 31, 2009, 11:51:15 AM »

What do they sound like?
How is the low end?
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