- One of your softer hardwoods, it has been used by many big name makers
for years. It has a good overall tonal quality. Not too warm, not too
bright it is right in the middle.
Can be used as a core for laminated tops.
Average Finished Weight: 4.5 - 5 lbs for a Vintage body
- Probably the most popular wood around for making solid body
guitars, it has a nice visible grain that will stain well and stand up
under clear finishes. Tonally it has a perfect balance between warm and
Exceptional as a core for laminated tops.
Average Finished Weight: 3.75 - 4.25 lbs for a Vintage body
(Northern) - A hard wood that is dense and heavy with a brighter
sound than alder. The hardness and density is great for if you are looking
for lots of sustain and a brighter sound.
Average Finished Weight:
5.75 - 6 lbs for a Vintage body
- There are 2 types of Mahogany we use. African and Honduran.
Both have similar sound properties which is Warm and sustainy. We use
mostly African due to its availability.
Average Finished Weight: 4.5 - 5.5 lbs for a Vintage body
- One beautiful wood. Great for oil finish or deep clear. A
much brighter wood than Ash, it is dense, hard and heavy.
Average Finished Weight: 5 - 5.5 lbs for a Vintage body
Rock Maple - If you want Bright with lots of Sustain this is
your wood. Also used for necks. We use it when cutting custom bodies with
tight and thin cuts like the SV Flame body.
Average Finished Weight: 5.5 - 6.5 lbs for a Vintage body
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