#1
I'm planning on making a custom carvin guitar. I really like the look of the walnut body but I have never heard what it sounds like. So what would a walnut body with a maple neck and fretboard sound like.
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#2
i have a solid walnut strat, and it sounds really good but the weight of it is pretty bad.

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#3
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i have a solid walnut strat, and it sounds really good but the weight of it is pretty bad.



How much does it weigh? What kind of tone does it have?
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#4
It should have a ton of sustain because of the weight, but The wood of the guitar barely makes a difference in the sound usually. It's all in the amp and pickups.
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It should have a ton of sustain because of the weight, but The wood of the guitar barely makes a difference in the sound usually. It's all in the amp and pickups.


It makes a tad bit of difference, the difference people get with woods is in acoustics typically.

Walnut I heard is supposed to have a similar tone to Rosewood, the maple would help with brightening it. So it should be a good balance.
#6
The walnut might be better used as a cap rather than the solid body!
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#7
Walnut has a lot of mids with a fair bit of highs and controlled bass. I'd say with Maple it's going to be a mid to high freq heavy guitar with decent amounts of bass.

It's gonna be a growly beast
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#8
I've built 2 guitars from solid Black Walnut. Like said it's pretty damn heavy but it's a great tonewood. Custom basses are made from it because it gives a great bass response and nice mids. You'll want to match it to something like maple to help the high's. Please tell me you're going to finish it in oil? Walnut is beautiful with an oil finish. I built a Flying V copy and a Jackson Soloist copy, both solid Walnut

Walnut is very expensive and hard to get. That's why you don't see hardly any production model solid bodies being made from it. Although there are production basses since not many basses are sold vs. guitars.
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