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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by Baldo, Apr 30, 2009.
Just wondering the advantages of using Acoustic Woods when Building Your Own Bass Guitar?
Acoustic Woods? I'm not sure I understand the question...
What is it that you call acoustic woods?
Like spruce, mohagany, ceder.... ect. I think thats what he means, anyway
Ok, so using the woods normally used in acoustic guitar construction in the construction of solid body instruments?
*grabs popcorn, prepares for tonewood thread*
Yes that is what i mean! if you could answer it that would be great
Well the general tendency for solid body instrument is to use hardwoods, and the spruce and cedar used in acoustic instruments are very light and soft compared to say maple, ash or bubinga...
Personally I don't see any advantage in using soft wood...
Any wood that has been used for backs & sides of acoustic guitars can be used for building solidbodies.
The soundboards of acoustics are typically softwoods (spruce, cedar) and can also be used, but with care taken to (first) not use them in structural areas (like to support the neck, or used in the neck) and (second) to finish them in such a way as they won't get dinged and bashed.
I know a guy who made a solid spruce-bodied jazzmaster guitar, and it sounded pretty cool. Bright and open.