#1
Sorry for the noob question but I was wondering what are the main types of wood, from the good to the worst, that are used in most guitars. Mine uses mahogany and I see alot of gibsons use that type. are certain guitar manufactuers known for useing certain types of wood on there guitars? thanks
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#2
Well it's hard to sort things from good to worst heres why

some woods have a greater ratio from crappy to awesome (like Alder compare a Squier to a 69' Reissue strat LOL) and others simple offer a different tone that will suit some people better than others

Let me give you the laydown on the tones of some woods

Alder-Bright gorgeous tone. Probably the best sounding wood unplugged. Has a lot of sustain and bite due to the hardness of the wood and it also has a spike in the highs and lows with a cut in the mids.

Mahogany-Very warm. Offers a vintage-esque tone and has a lot of Mids/Bass. Not as hard as alder which makes it less bright but it sustains just as good.

Basswood-Midsy. It's a soft wood so it really mellows out the highs and boosts the mids which shredders will like. Not my favorite.