#1
The Guild GAD 30 is solid spruce top, solid mahogany back and sides.

The Guild GAD 30R is solid spruce top, solid rosewood back and sides.

I wonder if anyone has ever done a direct comparison between the two Guild models and could relate any tonal difference between them?

Many thanks.
Last edited by return2guitar at Oct 6, 2009,
#2
I haven't done a direct comparison, but I can bet you that the overall sound of the rosewood will be bassier. Mahogany will be lighter and a bit more articulate.
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#3
Rosewood: deeper bass, brighter treble, slightly scooped mids, usually very rich in harmonics and overtones

Mahogany: more mid-centric, a bit "snappier", bass and treble probably won't match rosewood, less overtones and harmonics


Rosewood is the more resonant wood, but that doesn't mean it's better. Different strokes for different folks.
#5
Mahogany is best if you are in a band, for unaccompanied guitar go with the rosewood.

James