Is cherry a good wood for a bass?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by rythmstick, Sep 29, 2003.

  1. rythmstick


    Sep 23, 2003
    Ontario Canada
    Does anyone know if it would be stupid for me to attemped to make a bass using all cherry? I have come across some very good quality cherry and I want to use it in my v bass that I am going to make. Educated information would be very much appreciated.
  2. jdombrow

    jdombrow Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2002
    Colorado Springs, CO
    You will get better answers if you post this in the Luthier's forum.
  3. JPJ


    Apr 21, 2001
    Chicago, IL
    Cherry is an excellent tone wood for the body, but I probably wouldn't use it for an entire neck.....just like you wouldn't use ash or alder for a neck. Also, cherry can be found with quilt figure, so if you wanted to go wild with cherry and spice things up, you could use a relatively plain piece for the body and laminate a premium quilted piece on the top with maybe a dark laminate to set off the top.
  4. isnt progzillas 8 string body made of cherry of some sort?