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Side Bending Practice Wood

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Don't split the good wood! Before that beautiful set of AAA side wood touches your bending iron, you'll want to practice with this inexpensive wood.

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Side Bending Practice Wood
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Start with this set of two 4" x 25" practice strips, and you'll lessen the chance of splitting the good wood. These quartersawn wooden strips have the same thickness as our guitar side woods (.095"-.100"). Wood type may vary. See our instructions on side bending to help you get started.

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5 2-03-2013
just the ticket

It was so helpful to be able to practice bending the first time. Every species will be different - this was maple, I used mahogany for the guitar. But I figured it out. Trying to keep the costs down I might have gone without, but it was SO WORTH IT.
Thanks Stewmac!

Al K  Scituate, MA Read my reviews (3)
5 5-31-2012
Confidence builder

It was great to be able to practice on this wood before bending my actual sides.

Adams Guitars  Wisconsin Read my reviews (20)
5 1-24-2012

excellent material for training. And the price is low.

Ilya Li  Blagoveshchensk, Russian Federation Read my reviews (3)
4 11-30-2011
Practice Wood

Perfect for giving me some confidence on my first guitar on a homemade bending pipe. Cheap lessons learned before going to my real sides.

MarkD  Illinois Read my reviews (3)
4 11-18-2011
correct for beginning

but too short

p gaudreau  canada Read my reviews (43)
4 7-10-2011

Well, this was only for practice. The wood is a little short in length but i managed to practice a little with it.

Steve001  Montrea, Qu├ębec, Canada Read my reviews (5)
4 2-18-2011
Bending for beginners

I tried the practice side bending wood with my homemade bending iron. The wood was pretty much as stated in the website listing; unmatched wood of some species (Maple I believe). The first one bent very oddly (my technique and inconsistent heat across the pipe)and I am not sure that it was actually quartersawn.

The second one was quite "flamey" making it a more of a challenge to bend (it split in three places as I thought it might) although the bends actually came out better. The pieces weren't the "easy to bend type" I thought they would be. Never the less, I think trying these two pieces first gave me a chance to see how challenging bending can be. I am attempting now to find a local source of straight grain, dried quartersawn hardwood to resaw and practice on for a while before I attempt real instrument wood.

Tom Wright  Big Rapids Read my reviews (4)
3 2-18-2011
Nice wood, but too short for actual use

Pay attention to the length of this wood, it is too short for an actual guitar. Would be perfect for a mandolin or Uke though. Otherwise, very nice.

Jim Kath  Santa Fe, NM, USA
5 12-16-2010
Awesome Practice Wood

The wood arrived in excellent condition. Stew-Mac doesn't say what kind of wood it is, but I think it is maple. My set had a slight curl to it. Excellent value if you want to make low cost sides for an acoustic.

R Anthony  Los Angeles, CA Read my reviews (3)
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