Hi since there are so many people who know wood more than I do, I thought I would ask, why don't more people just use the wood that grows in their part of the country. I live in the ozark mountains, and I am constructing a bass with a black locust fretboard. This piece i am using is not cracked and was dried slow. Also i will have walnut wings for body with alternating sasafrass and maple stripes for the center on body. It will have an elm wood back. Have many people done this before and what was the results sound wise. Reason I am doing this, is a local supplier has the boards already planed and ready to go, thanks.