Could a cedar topped guitar sound good playing bluegrass, or is the bright, sharp sound of spruce needed?
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i think it would sound awful it it sounded deep.? coz i usually hear in BG that its bright and stud.? but i dnt know.? i dnt like BG kinds of music.. jst my opinion in ur thread..
The top wood is really up to you. Cedar has a sweeter and more harmonically rich sound that can't take high intensity playing styles. Spruce can take more aggressive playing while maintaining it's tone, but is less harmonically rich.
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Spruce is more traditional than cedar, and Martin D series guitars are the "holy grail" for Bluegrass. Probably more important than the soundboard wood is that the body be a dreadnought.

Banjos and some better quality mandolins are acoustically very loud, and you have to have power/volume to keep up with them unmiced. Spruce cuts through a little better.

btw, in addition to electric & acoustic guitar I play the banjo.