I’ve been experimenting with this piece of torrefied walnut I bought at Woodworker’s source. So far so good. I think the color is great, the wood tools really nicely, and by the board foot, it wasn’t super expensive. I haven’t finished this neck, so I can’t give it my 100% endorsement yet. However, I don’t foresee there being any problems going forward. I think this is going to make a really handsome neck.
Judging from the one or two spots of epoxy I put in the neck, I’m anticipating the finished neck to be very dark brown into almost black in color. Torrefied walnut might even make a good fretboard, but I haven’t tried it yet myself. Maybe after I finish this neck.
This neck is going to go on my new Sirena Pistolera Bass.