#1
i know theyre are a few and all have different sound, but can anyone really tell me what wood gives off what sound? thanks.
#2
mahogany - deep and bassy with good mids
maple - brightens the tone when used as a cap
alder - think fender strat
basswood - like mahogany but a little brighter
Ash - sustains well, qiute mid rangey
ACOUSTIC
Martin 0001
Fender Stratacoustic

ELECTRIC
Gibson SG Special Faded (Mod)

AMP/FX
DOD ICE IT 60 Watt
ZOOM 606II Guitar
#5
^ye thats true, i just cudnt think of a way to describe it
ACOUSTIC
Martin 0001
Fender Stratacoustic

ELECTRIC
Gibson SG Special Faded (Mod)

AMP/FX
DOD ICE IT 60 Watt
ZOOM 606II Guitar
#7
Alder retains more of the highs that Basswood softens, but also gives some room to the lows. You have a broader spectrum of tones, which leads to the perception of a little less mids than Basswood.
#10
indeed it does Joris
but ye you are right alder is versatile. even used in Epi Les Pauls

maple fretboards are brighter, and exotic woods such as walnut and bubinga are often similar to mahongay but with more sustain as they are denser
ACOUSTIC
Martin 0001
Fender Stratacoustic

ELECTRIC
Gibson SG Special Faded (Mod)

AMP/FX
DOD ICE IT 60 Watt
ZOOM 606II Guitar
#11
Nato ranks up there with the crap wood...

when i first saw people talking about nato, i thought they were talking about the organization, and i was like WTF?!?! the make guitars out of nato... buts a really cheap wood