Wood for building an upright bass


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Hello,

I'm recently retired and I want to follow a long-time dream and build a bass.  Finding well seasoned wood has been surprisingly difficult. Having built 15 guitars I naively thought that I would be able to find wood through a number of suppliers but it seems anything I buy will have to sit in my shop for at least a few years before I build with it and I really don't want to do that. Does anyone know of a source for well seasoned wood? Do you know anyone with a stash that might let some wood go?

I have a few months of shop prep, mould building, clamp making (oh the clamps!) to go before I get started but I'd really like to get wood and let it acclimate to my shop while I'm doing all the prep.

Jeff

 

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