#1
I am having both mahogany and walnut available for a guitar body project. Initially I planned for mahogany back and walnut top but after some thinking I though it would rather be quite unique to have it the other way around. Is this a good idea? Anyone has tried this before?

Also I will need some tips on how thick I should make the top. I though of making the top piece almost the same thickness as the back piece since the lumber pieces I have are very nice cut already.
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ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
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Last edited by hminh87 at Aug 5, 2010,
#3
Aggr nuts... I though I was in the GB forum. A mod please move this to the appropriate forum, thanks.
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ESP Standard Eclipse I CTM VW
ESP LTD Deluxe H-1001
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper-1000 STBC
ESP Edwards E-EX-100STD
Warmoth Paulcaster "Tiger"
Tanglewood TW170 AS
Vox Tonelab ST
Blackstar HT-1R


#4
Either would work just fine, Gibson used to make walnut guitars although they weren't the most popular of things. Like John, I think walnut can look nicer. A nice walnut top would be classy as hell.
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#5
Agreed, I like Walnut for looks better too, it's my favorite wood. On the other hand, ribbon stripe Mahogany is pretty foxy.
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#6
People use the walnut on top because it's a nicer looking block of wood but their is no reason you couldn't use it for the back.