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Hi Y'all I was looking on craigslist this morning for fencing and found this load of Mesquite wood.

http://inlandempire.craigslist.org/mat/1081404927.html

By the looks of it the wood in the ad is slab sawn not quarter sawn, but the thought of a mesquite git intrigued me.

How would mesquite work for building a git?
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Wow, that's amazing, never seen that. I don't know about guitar woods, but Mesquite is a pretty hard wood. At least if you burned it, it would smell good.

Maybe you can get Steve to build you one.
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Me either Fred. I sure hope that nobody burns that stuff up to cook steaks
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Wow, that's amazing, never seen that. I don't know about guitar woods, but Mesquite is a pretty hard wood. At least if you burned it, it would smell good.

Maybe you can get Steve to build you one.
Maybe if they made Estaban's with Mesquite, they would smell better when burning then!
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Maybe if they made Estaban's with Mesquite, they would smell better when burning then!
That would at least give an esteban a viable use.
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Funny thing is that I was looking for a mesquite dining room table and found an Indian rosewood one that looks remarkably similar and is much less epensive. In fact I bought the table, chairs, side board, and hutch... Not sure about the tone, however.
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Funny thing is that I was looking for a mesquite dining room table and found an Indian rosewood one that looks remarkably similar and is much less epensive. In fact I bought the table, chairs, side board, and hutch... Not sure about the tone, however.
Tap on it with your spoon.
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there's a Fylde cedar/mesquite guitar for sale at Shoreline:
http://www.shorelinemusic.com/archiv...magician.shtml
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That Fylde was a custom build. Plus, Shoreline is no longer a Fylde dealer.
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I got mesquite out the ears. I'd love to see guitars made out of it.
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I have a Charles Hoffman 00 made out of Argentinian Mequite. He had it on display at the Miami guitar show last spring. I played it there and then was able to make a deal for it after the show. It looks amazing and the sound is in the Mahogany range to my ear.

Works for me at least, and Charlie that is.
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Recently, Bob Taylor said that mesquite made very nice guitars. It would just be difficult to convince people to buy a mesquite guitar instead of BBQing with it.
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