RGman Posted March 13, 2007 Report Share Posted March 13, 2007 (edited) I have decided on my project for this year, an Acoustic! i felt like a challenge and so i bought Kinkeads book and decided it would be great fun to build my own acoustic. It will be based on the plans in the back of Kinkeads book. So, being an acoustic newbie, I need someone to give me a hand with wood selection, mostly i need to know what sounds good and what works with which top etc... Here are my choices from ALS Back and Sides: Australian Black Acacia Sets Indian Rosewood Acoustic Sets New Guinea Rosewood (Narra) Sets Queenland Walnut Acoustic Sets Queensland Maple Acoustic Sets African Mahogany Acoustic Sets Sound Board: European Spruce Tops Sitka Spruce Tops Western Red Cedar Tops Australian Bunya Pine Tops Australian Kauri Pine Tops Some of this woods are cheap, some are not. I personally like the look of the Queensland Walnut and the Indian Rosewood, nice and strain grain, minimal or no flame and it's fairly cheap (which is good, seeing as it's my first acoustic) The rest of timber i will be using: -African Mahogany or Queensland Maple neck. -Indian Rosewood fretboard and bridge I hope to purchase my timber in the next few weeks, so i can get started on something (my weekends are getting boring with nothing to do ) RGMAN. Edited March 13, 2007 by RGman Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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