#1
I'm having a Warmoth electric guitar body made and I'm trying to decide between Alder and Swamp Ash. According to wood chart on the warmoth site they seem to be pretty similar in tone, and I've read that Ash weighs less.

I usuallly play a Japanese Fender Jaguar, and I really like the tone of that... Does anyone have a suggestion as to which wood I should go with?

On a separate subject, does anyone have a Paulownia wood guitar body? How's the tone?
#2
I was thinking of going with a maple neck/maple fretboard for each. Will that effect the tone?
#3


woods will affect tone, so does the neck material
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#4
^and that charts descriptions still sound like they are for beer, i mean come on"warm and rich mid and low smooth high" as all it needs is a "clean finish"
#5
^ It does sound like Samuel Adams beer commercials.
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#6
I wonder if the guy that compiled that chart could actually tell the difference between those woods in a blind test?
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I wonder if the guy that compiled that chart could actually tell the difference between those woods in a blind test?

Blind test? easy, they'll first bite the wood, taste it, sniff it and probably have sex with it
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#8
What does "dry" sound like? Can anyone name someone with a "dry" tone? Is there a chart with wood by genre?
#9
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#11
Early Fenders had swamp-ash bodys, but it's also used in some ESP guitars (I believe, I could have my guitar brands mixed up). Because the wood is very 'open' (don't know the exact term) the sound hardly ever gets muddy.
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#14
It depends if you're having a transparent finish or not, the swamp ash would look better with one because of the wood grain.
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