Measure carefully, don’t force anything, and your build is sure to be a success. I wish all my wood was roasted. You can bend it and it won’t break. This fee will cover the cost of the individual CITES certificate as well as any special shipping and handling that will be required. TalkBass utilizes technology from Skimlinks that may give us a small affiliate commission on purchases made via links on our site. I have found roasted maple to be super smooth, a lot lighter, more resonant, and roasted sweet smell. So, the final verdict: yes it needs a finish, but it can be a lighter oil finish that anyone can do successfully. The “art” of tempering wood has been around for a few years now, and one would think that we would have eradicated all of the misinformation that exist…but NO! Before it is toasted, the slice is pliable. The welcome email should arrive within 15 minutes of you clicking the SEND button. We have created this section to provide some insight into some of the things that we spend a lot of time explaining. There is also a possibility, depending on the laws of your country, that there may be a “Phytosanitary Certificate” fee which can range from $75 to $125. As a result, we now buy all of our tempered wood from one of the originators of the process. There we’ve said it, now no one will ever ask again….we wish lol. For Sale: Bass Guitar Strings and Accessories, The TB Bazaar: Gear For Sale from our Sponsors, For Sale: Double Bass Amps, Strings & Accessories, Wanted: Bass Guitars, Amps, and Accessories, Wanted: Double Basses, Amps & Accessories, (You must log in or sign up to reply here. Be especially cautious of wood screws with a wider banded area at the end of the shank (like those supplied with Kluson tuners), which require a two-step-drilled hole. Personally, I'm not crazy about maple necks with humbuckers. Another caveat is that no rosewood necks for export are permitted to have shell inlay (MOP or Paua). ). Second, it makes Maple even more stable. We take all the steps necessary to comply with both CITES and United States government regulations in the import and export of all species of Dalbergia (Rosewood). We are approved for International shipping of Rosewood. You MUST pre-drill roasted wood for tuner screws, neck screws, string trees, etc. Heres my USACG neck with Sharps Lumber Flame Maple, and Hearne Hardwoods African Blackwood Board. This enhanced stability means that unlike regular Maple, a hard finish is not required. This means any new surfaces that become exposed through sanding or cutting will also exhibit the golden color. When played this way, Roasted Maple necks deliver the ultra-fast, smooth and satiny feel many players love. It is particularly well-suited for guitar and bass necks because of its strength and bright tone. Supporting Members list unlimited gear with no listing fees in the Classifieds, get instant Keyword Alerts, and get Free Shipping at the TalkBass Store. Another amazing benefit: newly worked Roasted Maple often smells like maple syrup! and the issuance of certificates under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). I first thought of using it as a 1 piece neck, but the neck alone would be 15lbs. OH…and a final note that probably should be its own discussion. Big manufacturers heat wood to speed the drying process anyway. “Roasting” Maple provides several benefits. So, the final verdict: yes it needs a finish, but it can be a lighter oil finish that anyone can do successfully. I have a luthier friend (mainly acoustic guitars, not basses), and he's been experimenting with some roasted maple he picked up. It's a great time to upgrade your home music studio gear with the largest selection at eBay.com. They go out of tune unlike any neck wood I've ever used on a guitar. A Guitar Builder's Guide to Guide-Holes - or - How NOT to Crack Your Headstock - Warmoth Blog, Married Man’s Guide to Buying Without Lying. We are now finding that some import authorities may require that you furnish documentation as well. that looks awesome. One of the things that pops up most of the time, especially about roasted maple necks, is that fact that someone is buying it because they “won’t have to put a finish on it.” Let me end this here and now. Maple has long been a popular wood among instrument builders. It is particularly well-suited for guitar and bass necks because of its strength and bright tone. Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by lowendgenerator, Oct 12, 2010. Someone must have heard that and ran straight to “it can’t absorb moisture, therefore, it needs no finish.” The truth though is a bit stranger. Fast & Free shipping on many items! You can email the MJT guys with any questions at email@example.com. If you hold it horizontally by one edge, it will just flop over. And on the neck side, an oiled/waxed roasted neck feels just incredible to me, appreciably better than satin finish or high gloss when it comes to touch and movement, and at times even better than an old, "deglossed" nitro neck. We worked out the logistics and cost of getting each item inspected and certified, but the bureaucracy and excessive time required to process rosewood for export turned out to be more than we could have imagined. Delays in processing forced our international customers to endure months of waiting, and when the product finally arrived at their country, even with what was supposedly the proper paperwork, there were some instances where their items were still held or confiscated by customs officials. Don’t try to force screws and tuner bushings into inadequately or improperly drilled guide holes. Warmoth still offers better price and quality than any other suppliers. When installing tuner bushings, you should be able to push them easily into place, by hand. There is still moisture in tempered wood, and there needs to be. Roasted Maple (also known as Baked, Caramelized, or Torrified Maple) is Maple that has been heat-treated in a specialized vacuum oven. Is this just a marketing gimmick and a little stain then? It’ll assist the tension imposed by the string tension. For the tuner inserts, I’d suggest a light twisting with a handheld reamer and a drop of Gun-Stock Oil. Tonally, it seems to have a higher resonant frequency than an average piece of maple. Great! However, it’s also more brittle. I had the ABW board 10 years, before I used it. All rights reserved. It was also big enough for many blanks. Maple that has undergone this process is also slightly lighter in weight than normal, while the musical tone remains bright and clear, similar to standard Maple. Roasted Maple is available on guitar and bass necks in our In-Stock showcase and Custom Builder. All exports of Rosewood will have the proper CITES certificate included with each shipment and will have passed US Govt inspection prior to shipping from our warehouse. How to clean roasted maple necks? If you don’t predrill them they WILL, in almost 100% of attempts, crack right where you are attempting to place the screw. If the worldwide governmental agencies can get a firm grasp on how the rules are interpreted, we will revisit this, but for now, we will no longer export Rosewood products outside of the U.S.A. Any existing orders for Rosewood will be processed and shipped, but new no orders will be accepted. However, it is not stable or rigid enough to stand on its own. Sign up for our mailing list to receive exclusive discount coupon codes and all the latest news from USA Custom Guitars. I like to illustrate these differences by drawing a comparison with a slice of bread, and that same slice once it has been toasted. I don't mind a plain maple neck with single coil pickup'd guitars. USA Custom Guitars accepts no responsibility of the items once they have successfully cleared CITES inspection in the United States and have shipped to your location. Thank you for your support! Since I got my first one, I bought 3 more. Over the coming weeks, everything will be moved from the Pacific Northwest to the good ol’ Midwest where we will once again become operational. It’s very enjoyable to play and added very nice dark color.
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