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Ditto above. If you like it, it's a winner. That's all that counts. :D

Basswood just isn't on the 'A' list for traditional builders. No big deal.

Neither is Cherry, Oak, Poplar, Butternut, lots of others. Basswood is sitting with some very good company on the 'B' (ahem) list, hehehe.

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For years I used a basswood strat with a locking trem and hot humbucker. I got tons of compliments on the sound of the guitar (or was it just the way I played it ?)

Later, I got an alder body which I like better.

I think basswood works well with a locking tremelo system, which adds brightness. The basswood helps tame that brightness.

Or with bright pickups, it is probably good.

If some people say a Tele made of pine sounds good, then basswood should be a good compromise, if you think pine would be too warm sounding.

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