I have several pieces of solid chestnut 1-3/4"x13"x36" that someone gave me because i collect chesnut (i'm restoring my old house and its all chestnut trim) These are really nice pieces of wood probably a hundred years old or so that i was going to make a coffee table from. I was wondering if they would be suitable for a solid electric bass body. Although i believe chestnut is considered a hardwood, its a very light wood with a low density. I love the look of this wood but have no idea if it has any positive acoustical properties. Anybody ever tried it???