GregP Posted March 19, 2004 Report Share Posted March 19, 2004 Hi all, I'm on the eve of purchasing the wood for my guitar... I'll be ordering it for sure early next week. Which means I have to decide my final woods for construction. If you look at THIS for my post with the double-cutaway chambered guitar with the most amount of description, that's the project I've decided to go with. So far I'm going with: 1- 14" X 20" X 1/4" soft maple for the top (not figured maple) 1- 14" X 20" X 1,3/4" honduras mahogany for the body 1- 4" X 30" X 7/8" hard maple for the neck (quartered) Here are the options and dilemnas, that if you have time and the inclination you might be able to help me with: -I have the option to get white limba instead... what are the tonal characteristics and workability of white limba? -Instead of hard maple, would a mahogany neck be easier to work? Maple is the sound that I want (I think), but this IS my first project, so making things easier isn't a bad plan, either. -Is a 7/8" neck blank thick enough for a neck plus heel (likely bolt-on, though I haven't fully decided yet, so I'd like my options open)? If I get a bunch of pieces and laminate them, it might be the right size but it's going to get expensive. That's about it. I'll have a tonne more questions, but I'll be asking them at each stage of the game, rather than all at once. Thanks for any input, Greg Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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