The "Moowood" basses

A brief history of the moo-wood from TheMoo himself ...

 

The story of the wood...

 

In about 1998 my brother had a solid wooden floor put into his apartment in London. When he went to the Timber Merchants to select and pay for his wood he spotted 3 slabs of wood and asked what they were. The guy said "that's moo wood..." only joking, "That's a spalted ash from Siberia". You've just spent a fortune with us, if you want it, it's yours!! My brother took the pieces and intended on making a beautiful table but never got round to it. 3 years later he moved to Singapore and the wood was put (with his other stuff) into storage. 5 years after that we went down there to sort it out and found the wood. This was just after I bought Mrs. moo I and I made the comment "wow, that would look great as a facing wood for a King Bass"! Luckily it was coming up to my 40th birthday and so my brother said... Right, take it to Rob and see what he says. I took the wood too Rob and the first thing he said was "Don't get your hopes up. Many people bring wood to me but 90% of the time the wood is too moist and can't be used". Luckily, moo wood had been sitting around in a very dry environment for 5 years and was 'as dry as Ghandi's sandal'!! The rest is history!!