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 Post subject: Purple Heart Pick Guards
PostPosted: Tue Feb 23, 2010 3:03 pm 
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I have a couple pieces of purple heart wood that are 2"x 5" x 5" and I wondered how that Wood , would hold up as a pick guard . I know its heavy . Will that wood hold up at 1/8" thick or less for a pick Guard on a mando ?

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 24, 2010 3:46 pm 
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I would think it's dense enough (compare against ebony, which is great). But if want to use it for the colour, I think you might be dissapointed over time as it turns brown.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 26, 2010 1:40 pm 
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Turns brown huh ? Ive never worked with it before so I had no idea it did that . Thanks for the heads up. Yes it was because of the color , that I was considering it.

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