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Welcome to The Supposed String Meister site which is dedicated to the early Yamaha Superaxes and other guitar related hobbies of mine.

The early vintage Yamaha Superaxe guitar series were all characterized by their distinctive horns and their high build quality.

This site is being updated regularly as and when a spare moment of time pops up…

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Building a guitar with some NZ native woods – Kohekohe, Puriri, Norfolk Pine, Mahogany and Ebony

This hollow body guitar will be made from a mix of native timbers and some exotic. Intending to use the following exotic timbers:

  • Mahogany – back (old wood from demolished dressing table)
  • Ebony – bindings

Native timbers:

  • Norfolk pine – top (strictly speaking this is not a native from New Zealand)
  • Kohekohe – sides and neck (also known as New Zealand Mahogany)
  • Fretboard – Puriri

Click here to see its progress

Kohekohe flower
Puriri flower
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