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    need help identifying some wood

    my coworker finally brought in the bit of lumber that a friend of hers who built guitars. it's a hardwood, and is roughly 2"x13"x5/8", not heavy like a cocobolo, or other such wood, but not too light either. when wetted with water, the heartwood is a bit of a reddish brown, and the sapwood is a distinctly yellow color. it has a figuring on both the heart and sapwood that reminds me of an almost tiger or fiddleback. hopefully we can figure out what we have here....
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    pictures would help dano,, not all of us are botanist that identify things by key structure
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    Dan, from the present description. I am guessing...............wood

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    pictures??????
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    she tried to take a pic with her fancy-schmancy cell phone, but couldn't upload it. i'll take a pic, and post when i get home in the morning.
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    ok you mugs, here are the pics of the mystery wood....
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails example 1.jpg   example 2.jpg   example 3.jpg  
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    cant help yu on that one dano,,, its not local wood..teak kinda comes up but i dont see enough exotics to be much help.
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    Fancy maple?
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    Cocobolo heartwood/sapwood?
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