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wood/tone concerns

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by GrooveWarrior, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. Some of you may have seen my other thread where I was trying to decide which top to get. I have a question for you now.

    This bass body will most likely have the following:
    1/4" spalted beech top
    1/16" wenge accent strip
    mahagony back (or core, or whatever you want to call it)

    The question is: Is mahagony too muddy or dark sounding? I have never played a bass with a mahagony body, but I can't pass up this beautiful piece of wood. I'm not sure what the beech will do for it.

    Those of you who have used or played a mahagony bodied bass, please chime in.

    P.S. Vote in the thread I linked above.
  2. Suburban


    Jan 15, 2001
    lower mid Sweden
    Answer: no. Not at all. It's a great tone wood.