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Wood (Body)

Discussion in 'Miscellaneous [BG]' started by Brendan, Oct 16, 2000.


  1. Brendan

    Brendan

    Jun 18, 2000
    Austin, TX
    Does anyone know (or know a link to) what the different tonal qualitys of various woods are? I'm curious as to the real woods (Maple, basswood, ash) vs. the synthetic ones, ergo agathis (I think that's it) and luthite. Just wondering.
     
  2. Deynn

    Deynn Moderator Emeritus

    Aug 9, 2000
    Iowa
  3. Christopher

    Christopher

    Apr 28, 2000
    New York, NY
  4. john turner

    john turner You don't want to do that. Trust me. Staff Member Administrator

    Mar 14, 2000
    atlanta ga
    this is the most extensive collection of wood pictures that i have come across, although they don't talk about the tones of the woods at all...

    http://www.wood-veneers.com/veneer_tones_l-1.htm

    there are 10 pages of thumbnails for different woods, from light colored to dark colored.





     
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  6. Thumper

    Thumper Supporting Member

    Mar 22, 2000
    Layton, UT
    I haven't found a tonal description of myrtle wood. Anyone know where one is, or what the tone might be?