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Of course it can be used for guitars. Not only bodies, necks as well. Ruokangas use quite a lot of birch for their guitars. For what I've heard from a luthier school classmate of Mr. Ruokangas, the "Arctic" is mostly for marketing purposes although fancy figuration can have an effect to the sonic vibrations inside a block of wood.

Birch is pretty hard and heavy, pale in colour, much similar to maple but a bit more coarse. Relatively nice to work, non-poisonous etc.

So yes, quarter saw planks out of the tree, let them dry properly piled with slats between outside in a windy shadow under weight and in a decade or so you'll have a nice pile of good wood for many projects.

 

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