#1
I was wondering is soft any good for guitars? I know a lot of Korean companies it on their guitars. But what can I expected for it? Is it horrible or decent? Cheers bros
#2
Most figured maple (ex. flamed or quilted) is considered soft maple. It should be fine.
#4
From what I'v read it seems that the Warmoth site has an extensive review of most tonewoods available, might want to browse through it if you haven't already ..
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#5
If you make a guitar from all maple, or even just the body, your going to end up with a very, very bright sounding guitar.
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#6
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I was wondering is soft any good for guitars? I know a lot of Korean companies it on their guitars. But what can I expected for it? Is it horrible or decent? Cheers bros


People use it as caps for mahogany bodies and you can use it for necks if you build it as a laminate with bubinga or something hard.

Soft maple's jenka hardness is 950. Hard maple is 1450. Cherry is 950, black walnut is 1010, S American mahogany is 1200, and African mahogany is 830 for comparison.
#7
Soft maple is plenty strong enough for necks even without lamination, you just don't want to make the fretboard out of it. There's a difference between hard and strong.