#1
I'm just curious why the wood on a solid-body electric affects the sound. Can anyone explain (in layman's terms) the reason why?

Thanks,
David
#3
Different tone woods have different density,characteristics,and resonance properties.These all add up to different characteristics in sound.In short,different woods sound different because they're different.If you want to learn more go to Warmoth.com and look at their guide to tone woods,that will explain a lot.

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#4
Quote by Capt_Clarkson
sustain is effected buy the wood type


More than just sustain. Pickups translate the vibration of strings into electrical energy; notice how your guitar makes sound even when it is unplugged. Because the strings are physically anchored to the neck and the body, they interact with the body. Consequently, certain frequencies are dampened according to the density of the wood, which in turn is affected by species, moisture content, finish, and so forth. Additionally, the neck joint has a large impact on the sound since glue deadens higher frequencies.

Hope that helps.
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#5
Quote by Mo Jiggity
More than just sustain. Pickups translate the vibration of strings into electrical energy; notice how your guitar makes sound even when it is unplugged. Because the strings are physically anchored to the neck and the body, they interact with the body. Consequently, certain frequencies are dampened according to the density of the wood, which in turn is affected by species, moisture content, finish, and so forth. Additionally, the neck joint has a large impact on the sound since glue deadens higher frequencies.

Hope that helps.


That's the most like what I was looking for. Thanks.
#6
I believe in The Customizing and Building forum LPaddict has a thread dedicated to what different woods sound like and such. Look there for really good descriptions and explanations.

EDIT: LPaddicts Wood Thread Thingy.
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