awesomebro88
Registered User
Join date: Jun 2013
10 IQ
#1
Hey guys, finally decided that I'm going to build an Explorer, and was wondering a few things. Should I use Alder or Basswood for my body? I'm most likely going to use passive Dimarzios in my bridge and neck, and I play rock and metal.

Thanks
skasounds242
Registered User
Join date: Feb 2012
20 IQ
#3
It depends on the finish you plan on putting on it, ive built 3 basswood guitars, with hard poly and/or nitro finishes, and they sound fine, and are alot lighter than alder. but if you plan to do an oil finish, or something like that, go with alder, because like Explorerbuilder said, it's a denser wood.