| Originally posted by snaggletooth |
So it's typically pretty warm, but with less lows and highs? Mmk then.
Again - it depends on how it's being used. Some good acoustic guitars use whole boards of N. Zealand agathis, "kauri" and have a nice range of tonal response.
Some budget electrics use a collection of pieces glued together of wood that is called "agathis" although it's not NZ kauri. On a $200-350 painted electric instrument, I doubt you're going to have good enough construction or electronics to hear the wood much at all anyway.
The kauri tree is huge, one of the largest on earth, so they end up with tons of pieces that are too small to use as single boards. They chop `em down in the S. Pacific and just ship them to the low-end factory in Indonesia, Timbuktu, or whatever 3rd world country the factories that make this budget stuff are located in.