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Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by theonewhoslaps, Aug 9, 2012.
What body wood should i use with a koa top?
Whatever wood is available to you, suits your fancy, and doesn't give you hives.
Aesthetically speaking I think koa pairs well with woods like:
Koa has the appearance of caramel to me, which I think pairs well with colours similar to chocolate or vanilla.
I've used mahagony and alder with Koa tops on the last two basses I built. Same pickups/electronics .
While I love mahagony bodies , in this instance subjectively the half dozen folks that have heard both back to back like the alder one better. I stained the alder to match the color of the Koa