sullus Posted December 23, 2006 Report Share Posted December 23, 2006 I'm planning a semi-hollow project, roughly rickenbacker sized. I already have the neck: Maple/rosewood, 25.5 scale. What I'm looking for is a wide frequency response, without being too harsh or too muddy. Balanced and sort of a blank canvas for the pickups. The most versatile solidbody guitars I've played have been alder, but you almost never see a larger semi-hollow guitar made from it. The most common seems to be maple, a brighter wood, but those guitars tend to have a shorter scale, or humbuckers, or mahogany necks to tame the highs a bit. What if I combine alder with a brighter top to balance the inherent semi-hollow mellowness? Maple? Swamp ash? I've heard good things about spruce as a full spectrum wood. Any thoughts on those, or any other suggestions? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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