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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 08:22 PM Thread Starter
 
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Every day the idea of ordering a full-custom guitar is bigger, and i ask myself of every possibility. One of the biggest question is which wood. Of course the neck will be maple with ebony fretboard. The first in my mind is alder, followed by mahogany, but ive never tried others id like to consider (ash or poplar, for example).
Im sure a lot of you know more than i do and will tell me your preferences and pros/cons of different woods in terms of sound. Another question is: solid or pieces/laminated and why?
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-22-2002, 11:21 PM
 
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Visit Warmoth and the Tom Anderson site for tone wood quality descriptions...helpful stuff there for general characteristics. If by laminated you mean a maple top...that alters the tone and usually makes a guitar more appealing to the eye. Personally, to pick favorite I guess it would have to be mahogany, but I really like other woods as well.
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Ive always dug koa and korina wood for looks and tone. I dont know of any custom jems that have been made from them but some probably should have been
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2002, 08:29 AM
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Greg's right, there are great "tone-guides" to the various guitar building woods at both Warmoth and Anderson's sites.

I have a great love of padouk, as found on Nuno's N4 from the 3 sides album. It not only sounds great, but looks superb imho.

Have a read through, the descriptions on the sites and also think about the sort of sounds you want to go for, and then find out what sort of guitar made those sounds and then maybe go for that wood/wood combination.
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padouk is great looking but I've read it is a nightmare to finish due to it being quite oily in its own right.

I would suggest that you think about what you want the guitar to be able to sound like. Do you want a heavy sounding guitar, thick and meaty...or do you want it to chime like a bell. And what pups you put in it are going to have an effect...and what switching configuration.

I'm big on mahogany with thick maple tops. My 2027 (all mahogany) sounds amazingly thick and I can rip squealies out of her all day...even with the neck pup (those are still stock). It sounds better clean than my UV (for sale section) but it still lacks that bright sparkle that I dig. So I'm hoping that my choice of a mahogany slab with a thick flame maple top will balance the equation and give me that little snap that I am missing.
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padouk is great looking but I've read it is a nightmare to finish due to it being quite oily in its own right.
You don't need to finish padouk anyway. Just leave it bare. It's one of the few woods you can do that with.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-23-2002, 03:54 PM
 
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I agree why paint over a beautiful wood like padauk? Thats just hiding the beauty. If my 520qs had been one of the tung oiled ones I would sleep with it at night lol
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 01:16 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hey, have you seen the NX6TM by Washburn with 500 years old woods??????
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I've seen the NX6 on Washburn's website, but I've not seen one in real life, let alone the "timeless timber" version. I've not even seen an NX6 in ANY timber advertised on the web.
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 09-24-2002, 01:49 PM
 
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huh...huh....."wood"





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