#1
I have a guitar made from pine, and it's really light, but the guitar has a hell of a tone, why is it guitar companies don't use pine as often as alder for the body? I'm building a hollow-body cigar box guitar out of pine and was also wondering how to stain the body for a nice dark color, any ideas? Thanks guys
#2
The guitar you have made out of pine, is it acoustic or electric?
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#3
they dont use it becase it is very soft. Old Fender Esquiers/Broadcasters were made of Pine.
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The guitar you have made out of pine, is it acoustic or electric?

It's an electric, but when I play it unplugged it has a strange warm almost acoustic sounding tone. It's really bluesy.
#5
pines super light, unless you use the heart wood and treat it, it's weak. That being said, I found a big cedar plank at my neighbors house (it burned down) and I made a body, it's traced from a duo-sonic, but it was too small so the body is a fendery style but very small, like a micro jazzmaster. The woods very soft, so it needs a tough finish, and maybe even I'm thinking an aluminum brace for Longevity. Of course I'm no builder, just a tinkering student.
#7
Strength is the only reason. The only other wood I personally have worked that is softer is basswood, and that depends on the kind of pine. Heck of a sound, easily broken.
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Strength is the only reason. The only other wood I personally have worked that is softer is basswood, and that depends on the kind of pine. Heck of a sound, easily broken.

That's the irony of it, such a beautiful sound can be taken away if you simply drop it haha.