Wood type


Svanholm
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11/23/2014 12:42 pm
I guess you cant say that this type of wood in the body will give the best sound. But is there any guide, tutorial, etc that you know that explaines a little bit on what kind of wood does what for the body and the neck?
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ChristopherSchlegel
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12/10/2014 8:53 pm
Originally Posted by: SvanholmBut is there any guide, tutorial, etc that you know that explaines a little bit on what kind of wood does what for the body and the neck?

This tutorial is mostly focused on neck material & construction. But I talk a little about types of wood.

http://www.guitartricks.com/tutorial.php?input=653
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aschleman
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01/07/2015 9:09 pm
Harder wood (maple) - brighter tone
Dense wood (mahogany) - warmer tone

That's really the jist of it.

Fundamentally, it's a matter of physics. How vibrations are transferred and conducted by the wood. Tighter more compact wood grains will transfer vibrations at a higher frequency and give a brighter tone. More dense wood with not so compact grain patterns will transfer vibration at a lower frequency (bleeding off some of the high end) and will give a warmer tone profile.
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