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Alder vs. Agathis Body

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by AntiHero99995, Dec 4, 2006.

  1. AntiHero99995


    Aug 16, 2006
    I want to build a fretless jazz and i have a agathis body that i could use but i want to know if thatll have a big difference in the tone vs an alder body?
  2. Musiclogic

    Musiclogic Commercial User

    Aug 6, 2005
    Southwest Michigan
    Owner/Builder: HJC Customs USA, The Cool Lute, C G O
    a little, but nothing too dramatic
  3. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    The difference will be hard to notice, even if you make two otherwise identical and do a true head-to-head comparison.
  4. vintager


    Jan 29, 2005
    but if you really want to build and not just put together ...... ;;

    ok, just a poke. don't forget to show it here when it's finished.

    oh, and welcome to talkbass.

    all the best,

  5. sound-wise, agathis would sound a little closer to mahogany than alder...but like Musiclogic says, the difference would be subtle.
  6. AntiHero99995


    Aug 16, 2006
    its nothing too crazy just a squier jazz i have lying around

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