I just bought some beautiful Black Limba from ebay and can't decide which wood to get for the top? Koa, or spruce, ? I think the koa would be best but then again spruce is always great too
sitka spruce is easy to find and is cheap, its what im using. however its not very pretty. the grain is straight, and fairly uniform compared to koa or others. spruce would be good for painting IMO, looks a little to plain for my taste generally.
i say this as im currently doing a natural finish on spruce... =p the spruce i have it water stained on the edges, and it looks pretty sweet, thats why im keeping it natural. but plain spruce is just that.. plain
i have a different guitar dyed thats spruce, it looks decent dyed, however this dye job is horrible.. lol
Last edited by xadioriderx at May 24, 2011,