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I haven't seen these mentioned on here, so I thought that some of you might be interested in them. They're a Finnish company making guitars out of a material they call Flaxwood.

What is flaxwood exactly?
Flaxwood is an innovative new tone material that is created by breaking the grain structure of natural wood and injection-molding it into shape together with an acoustically sensitive binding agent.
Unfortunately I haven't had the chance to try one of them, but they look stunning. They also just seem to offer a single body style.

Flaxwood - Intro

Flaxwood - FAQ









 

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I've played a couple through a Mark V, a Roadster, an Electrodyne, and a Stiletto Ace (can you tell I was testing Mesas?)

To be honest, they seem well built, but the tone was a bit thin on the two I tried. It just didn't seem to have the life to it that I expected. I much preferred the tone of my JS2000 through the same amps.
 

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flaxwood = wood pulp + resin

it's a neat idea, but for what they cost I would never buy one :shrug:
What do they cost over there?

Here they are about the same as a Standard series ESP, so they're not that expensive. I guess them being expensive over there might have something to do with the exchange rate?
 

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What do they cost over there?

Here they are about the same as a Standard series ESP, so they're not that expensive. I guess them being expensive over there might have something to do with the exchange rate?
In the US they're between $1500 and $2300 IIRC.... which while not terribly expensive is more than I want to pay for wood pulp ;)
 

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Flaxwood is high in omega-3 fatty acids, so should be good for your heart. Playing for just 30 minutes a day is equivalent to eating 6 oz. of grilled wild salmon.

No, wait... that's flaxseed.:confused:
 

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I saw these a couple/few years ago. It was love at first sight until I saw the pricing.
 
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