SoundAt11 Posted December 28, 2006 Report Share Posted December 28, 2006 On my current project, it's a deep set neck (all the way to the bridge) Maple neck with Ebony fretboard, 25" scale, with a chambered Mahogany body. The bridge will be a hard-tail with string-thru. This is my rebuild of a formerly neck-thru guitar (full-length Maple neck with Mahogany sides) that was too bright and tight sounding for my tastes (basically, like a 70's Les Paul Custom bright). I'm looking for something fatter, thicker, resonant, and heavier sounding (think Les Paul Standard). The Mahogany body is currently 1 1/2" thick and I'll be adding a 1/4" top. I know that tops that thin don't normally matter, but with the body being chambered by a large amount, I figure the top will influence the sound more than it would on an unchambered body. So basically, I figure I need woods that have the opposite characteristics of Maple, which is the sound I'm trying to de-emphasiize. Would it be best to just go with a Mahogany top or try something like Wenge, Walnut, Purpleheart, or Spruce that are known more for their bass and resonance? I'm open to any suggestions and appearance. I just want it sound good. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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