Oak for Bodies, Neck and Headstock?? what dyu think

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by oak_roberts, Sep 17, 2004.

  1. oak_roberts


    Sep 17, 2004
    Ive been thinking of English Walnut, as one of my fave woods...... but that costs about £200 per cubic foot for premium quality stuff..... what about oak? cos its a really nice wood fairly strong and long lasting, but i dunno about the sound and stuff... what dyu guys think.
  2. LajoieT

    LajoieT I won't let your shadow be my shade...

    Oct 7, 2003
    Western Massachusetts
    Do a quick search of check the latest few pages of the Luthier's board. There have been several posts in the past few weeks on this same topic. General consenus is it's an OK Neck wood but not very good body wood. Can sound Mushy and lack midrange.