#1
hey,
I'm thinking of getting a new guitar soon, one thing im not sure about is the different type of woods the bodys of a guitar can be made out of.

Do different woods noticeably change the tone or general sound of a guitar?
what are some good woods to look for when buying a guitar? and how does each change the tone?

Thanks!
#2
the wood does make a difference. there have been detailed threads about how each one sounds so search for those. common good guitar woods to get are alder, mahogany, and basswood. i think warmoth site has an explanation of the different wood types but I might be confusing it with a different site.
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Gibson SG Special
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Mesa Boogie Mark IV head
Mesa Boogie 2x12 Cab MC90/EV200w

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#3
what you want is mahogany. mahogany just plain owns all other tonewoods...
#5
Quote by Neil27
ah thanks kanamvar

I looked on the Warmouth site... some great explanations of loads of types of wood

http://www.warmoth.com/guitar/options/options_bodywoods.cfm

^thats the page.

Thanks again.


you're welcome
2006 Fender Deluxe Players Strat w/ Stephens Design Mojo pickups
Gibson SG Special
Carvin DC727 w/ Bareknuckle Nailbomb 7 and CWP 7
Mesa Boogie Mark IV head
Mesa Boogie 2x12 Cab MC90/EV200w

VP of Carvin Club but call me Il Duce
#7
Quote by pugnapugnapugna
So then all the strats and teles and JEMs are totally inferior in tone to a mahogany guitar?



Yes.

It all depends on what sound you're going for.