So...Basswood seems to get a pretty bad rap amongst bassistsand guitarists. Well...I was at the plant of a very well respected organ builder this week (my son-in-law's church is getting their organ rebuilt by this company). The owner / founder was saying that he ONLY uses basswood for certain parts of an organ which need to be "stable for 100 years or more"... He loves the stability and consistency in characteristics of basswood So.. Why does basswood get such a bad rep? The owner even said it does effect sound in a good way. Just curious why and how basswood gets such a bad wrap for guitars and basses?