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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-07-2001, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
 
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Wood types for a universe body? - What wood type has a thick

I considering getting a replacement body for a UV777BK to get swirled but I'm wondering if a different piece of wood would sound as thick but would be lighter. Also do any of you guys have suggestions as to where to get the body. I was considering Custom guitar wares.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 01:10 AM
 
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Well concidering basswood is already pretty light you could stick with that and theres always styrofoam.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 07:54 AM
 
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Good luck trying to get in their cue

emmm you could try a light honduran mahogany or luan mahogany, alder is kinda light, hell just check this page out

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 09-08-2001, 08:17 AM
 
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Wood types for a universe body?

One other option is to have the body chambered. *It would cost you more, but you'd have a very light and unique piece. *I believe the Tom Andrson give some guidance about what chambering does to tone.
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