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BunnyBass Library: Wood

This digital library was primarily designed to be a repository of information for musicians and luthiers interested in the woods used in the construction of stringed musical instruments. The information and photographs are organized in such a way that will (hopefully) illuminate the many relationships between how a certain kind of wood may be used in the construction of a bass or guitar, and the resulting effects achived by its use: aesthetic, sonic, and otherwise.

Periodically we will feature a new kind of wood, previously featured woods are archived alphabetically. If you have any comments or would like to contribute information to any of the wood pages, please feel free to contact us. We especially welcome the perspectives of luthiers and others experienced in the handling and use of these precious and increasingly scarce materials.

The current featured wood is:
(entry added 3.20.2003)

  ........................................................................................  Dibetou

Woods archive:
(updated 3.20.2003)

  ........................................................................................  Birdseye Maple

  ........................................................................................  Bubinga

  ........................................................................................  Padauk

  ........................................................................................  Zebrawood


A few links for those interested in learning more about trees and wood:

Highly recommended websites:
· The National Arbor Day Foundation.  [http://www.arborday.org/]
· Rainforest Actioin Network.  [http://www.ran.org/]
· The Forest Certification Resource Center.  [http://www.certifiedwood.org/]
· Worldwatch Institute. [http://www.worldwatch.org/]
· Soundwood [http://soundwood.org/] and Fauna & Flora International [ http://www.fauna-flora.org/ ]
· Smartwood Certified Forestry Program. [http://www.smartwood.org/]

Other helpful websites and pages:
· Woodworking industry information at Woodweb.
· Timeless Timber - timber salvaged from submerged logs [http://www.timelesstimber.com/]
· Short but nice written descriptions of various woods at Tiger Lily Workshop.
· An American crafts' perspective of woods at General Finishes's wood page.
· Ken Smith's wood pages.
· Michael Tobias's essay The Quest for Tone.
· mimi's essay on trees.


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