For people who don't think different woods make any difference in the sound of a bass, please feel free to skip this post. Personally, I think that the different specific gravity, composition, and ability to absorb or reflect vibration makes a difference to the sound (even if it is less of a contribution than pickups, I still like mixing and matching tonewoods). So, here we go... I just put down a sizable chunk of money to get a custom bass made. The builder was less than thrilled when I said I wanted the bass to have a korina body, and he suggested mahogany instead. I want this bass to have some power, punch, but definitely articulation in the notes; it should be able to handle distortion, for example, and still have clearly discernable notes. It comes down to the 1 indecision really: the back body wood (mahogany or back korina). Here are the rest of the woods: Body: Koa Top Maple Middle Mahogany or Korina back Neck: Maple Back Ebony Fretboard I understand that Mahogany is a "warmer" wood that would help shape a full sound, and Korina is similar (bit brighter) with "added mids." Now that those obligatory descriptions are out of the way, what do people think about either one in this bass? (If it helps, the pickups will be passive jazz.) I've done my research on this and don't know which way to go with this. I don't want it to be too bright (as I fear it would be with korina) but I don't want it too be muddy or unclear (as it might be with mahogany). Please don't post links to older TB posts regarding korina, as I've read probably all of them. Thanks for your help everyone.