David Jensen wrote:
> Just because you are using the "correct" species, doesn't necessarily mean
> that you are going to end up with a successful musical instrument. It's
> what you do with the wood that's really important. And if you find a stick
> that works, go for it.
AMEN. I have some thirty or forty year old pine from built-in attic
bookshelves we tore out of our house a few years ago, which, when sawn
down and planed, rings like a bell. It may go into a clavichord being
"specially" built for yours truly.