#1
What characterisics would nato have? Is it any good for guitars?
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Stock Gibson Pickups from a 2005 V, I think they're a 498T and 500T set FS/FT
Duncan Distortion (regular spaced) FS

Looking for: an acoustic, recording gear, or $
#3
I would not buy a BC Rich.
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Stock Gibson Pickups from a 2005 V, I think they're a 498T and 500T set FS/FT
Duncan Distortion (regular spaced) FS

Looking for: an acoustic, recording gear, or $
#4
It's used as a substitute for maho on necks and sometimes bodies of less expensive guitars. It is less stable than maho too, it's an imitation of maho, but much softer and for inexpensive guitars.

Don't buy it.
#6
Its better than Plywood and Agathis, but still a fairly low quality wood. Probly fine if your just starting guitar.
#7
my 12 string is a spruce top with nato sides and back. its no martin, but i would record with it.

it sound nice. i traded a squier p-bass for it.
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#8
Nato is a relative of mahogany. It tends to be a bit heavier than mohogany and it's just a touch brighter than mahogany. It is nice and makes good guitars. It's only drawbacks are that it is kind of ugly.
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#9
Just thought i'd revive this thread; Nato is not related to mahogany at all. Nato is Palaquium luzoniense, and grows no where near swietenia (mahogany) or khaya (african mahogany).

Interesting fact that I just found out, nato was used way back when as a latex rubber.

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