#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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#3
There isn't any real 'bad' wood that mainstream guitars are made out of.

I mean, just.. don't go for balsa wood or plyboard and you'll be fine..

Different woods have different characteristics.
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#4
Stay away from agathis and plywood

Other than that its mainly preference and pup capability, i.e. brand X sounds better in Y wood
#5
from what i've heard:
alder & poplar - similar, bright sounding and light
mahagony - warmer sound, heavier
basswood - somewhere in between
#6
theres an article on this called Ultimate Tonewoods or something. just do and article search and put wood in there
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