Rick Gledura (Luthier
I asked Rick where this beautiful wood came
from? He told me he found it while hunting for "Wild Snargian Boar"
on Mars. Everything is red on Mars, The water, The rocks the sand and
of course the wood. I told Rick that I would fund his next
All he had to do was bring back a sufficient amount of this
Seriously though, This redwood
was one of my most successful experiments, Couple this with a
Korina back and a Macassar Ebony Neck and you have got one of the finest
tonal combinations out there.
Consequently, I tested it with some other wood combinations, I tried
a Korina neck and I tried a Rosewood fingerboard, The
Ebony or Macassar Ebony neck proved out the most versatile &
comfortable. I tried a Hard Rock Maple neck with a Gaboon Ebony
fretboard and that worked real well.
The guitar that I tried these combinations on was mostly on Bolt In
Neck , Quicksilver's and on one deep set neck Centurion. Over the
past 15 years, I have been trying all sorts of different wood
combinations, in my search for the the Holy Grail of woods.
If you want to build a custom guitar, give me a
call if you have questions on wood properties, I will try to assist
you in finding what is right for you. Remember my findings are
completely subjective to my own tastes, so please don't simply take
them at face value based on what I like. You might like something
completely different. That is why people want a custom
guitar in the first place.