im in the process of ordering myself a guitar body to work on as a project, the bodys come as 1, 2 or 3 pieces. what is the difference between the options??
1 piece is better for sustain.
It's just how many pieces of wood the body is made out of (2 pieces glued together, etc). There are very minor differences in sustain/resonance according to a lot of people, but it's mostly aesthetic IMO. And they're normally considerably different in price.
the amount of different peices. If they are glued together properly, it doesn't matter how many peices if you don't mind the look. I've seen bodies with 7+ peices, and they are fine.