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Nov 8, 2018 - 11:18:10 AM
504 posts since 7/28/2008

Shoooo weeeeeee boys and girls! If you are looking to spend some serious money on a fine new dobro, Stewmac has exhibition grade wood available. This particular stash is called "THE TREE". You could have a fine looking guitar built with this stuff but just in the back and sides you would start with $6,000. Put a Legend cone in with a number 14 spider, Allen tailpiece, might as well have $1,000 worth of inlay done on the neck, fancy binding, nice tuners and before anything even goes into the shop you could have $8,000 in it. Then a builder has to hope and pray he doesn't wreck the sides while bending them. Of course all this money is nothing to the dobro community, the pay being so high and all.

Nov 8, 2018 - 11:43:46 AM

639 posts since 8/8/2008

I have heard that mahogany called THE TREE.  Maybe Tom Warner will enlighten us.

Edited by - Dobrojan on 11/08/2018 11:44:54

Nov 8, 2018 - 1:11:02 PM

2725 posts since 7/27/2008

If you google it, there are a bunch of articles out there on “The Tree” that have been around for many years.

Were I a luthier, there are several sets available about 5 miles  north of me at Allied Lutherie in Healdsburg, CA.

I haven’t studied the differences between the sets from Allied vs. Stew Mac, but the ones at Allied are priced lower.

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