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Woods And Balance

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by andvari7, Jun 28, 2005.


  1. andvari7

    andvari7

    Aug 28, 2004
    Ennui
    One thing that must obviously be considered when building an instrument is the choice of wood and how it affects balance. That said, I have a question:

    For my sixer (which is to be a fretted, 36" five-string-sized instrument with six strings), I was thinking of using poplar for a body, but with a nice figured top (I'm planning on using Macassar ebony). The neck is to be QS rock maple. And I know of the shape considerations, but would such a wood combo be neck-heavy for a fiver or sixer?