this stems from the other thread i was reading, cos i'm also designing a guitar:

ok so i like the general feel of alder and tone and all that, also all my other guitars are mahogany so i wanna try out alder.

my concerns:
Can you achieve as nicer a finish as on mahogany? this is important cos i want it looking good, like a PRS.
Can you add a maple top? or would this ruin the alder and alter the tone to a more thicker sound?

o yeah another thing:
Is alder easily damaged? i'm assuming its not as strong as mahog?


Gibson LP studio,
Fender 2005 Aerodyne Strat,
Ibanez GAX 70
JVM 410C
Last edited by London_guitaris at Jan 12, 2009,