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Klarinet Archive - Posting 000430.txt from 2003/10

From: "John Hansken" <hanskenj@-----.net>
Subj: Re: [kl] cocabolo wood
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 23:36:04 -0400

I'm having trouble posting.....
trying something out... sorry

----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Leeson" <leeson0@-----.net>
Subject: Re: [kl] cocabolo wood

> GrabnerWG@-----.com wrote:
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> > Cocobolo comments:
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> > I routinely make barrels from cocobolo. I like the tone quality that
> > results from the finished product better than any other wood I have
> > worked with. (No, I am not going to get in the material doesn't
> > matter debate, so please let's not go there).
> >
> > I made a cocobolo barrel last week for a client that was to die for.
> > I had a hard time giving it up....it was so beautiful....It's such a
> > pretty wood.
>
> Walter, I also am not going to go into the "material doesn't matter"
> though you certainly know my views on that subject. But I was asked,
> "how can you hold that opinion and then buy a cocobolo wood basset horn?
> The answer I gave was exactly what you have said here. It's gorgeous.
>
> This gives rise to the next question: "does the physical beauty of the
> instrument affect your playing?", and I am very much of the opinion that
> it does. I play better (or think I do) on a thing of beauty than on
> something that is, in my eyes, less beautiful. I even play better (or
> think I do) when my fingernails are manicured because my hands look
> spiffier.
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