!WOOD!! Posted February 12, 2006 Report Share Posted February 12, 2006 I have a general idea of what makes a proper tonewood.It seems that mahogany is the mainstay for most bodies.My question would be what are other choices that are acceptable.The reason I am asking is that I ocassionally come across wood that I get for free or next to nothing.My first example is a beautiful slab of walnut that almost ended up in the burn pile. I ripped it and planed it and came up with a gorgeous 4 piece blank that has a stunning white strip down the middle(bookmatched).Is this ok to use as a guitar and if so would it matter what type it should be?Second is the use of oak.It seems to me that oak and ash are similar in density and grain.Will oak make a decent guitar? Thanks Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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