Alright, in my shop class, I'm making a body for a guitar. Probably going to be an Explorer style, just a little bit more metal looking. The problem is that I want to use mahogany for my body, and we only have 1 inch thick mahogany available. If I glued two pieces together really snug, would that kill my sustain?
i wouldnt think it would, people put caps on guitars, its usually smaller than an inch, and a different type of wood, but if done correctly, i dont see why it wouldnt work
It should work fine. I've seen a lot of bodies with mahogany with a maple top and things like that and it was fine.
remeber that maple tops are usually 3/16 of an inch thick
Should be fine. Makes it easier for routing.
I could go the extra mile and find a 2 in. thick mahogany if i have to.. should i do that?
i would, for cosmetic purposes, but if it is at a cost to you, or you will be painting it a solid color, i wouldn't worry about it.
Here's how I look at it, if you're building a guitar why sell yourself short? You might as well go the extra mile and get the 2" (although, you'd have to plane it down to 1-3/4") mahogany? There's no point in cheaping out at the BASIS of the guitar.
and if you do that make sure that the grain runs parallel, otherwise you have plywood.
Well, I'm painting it a solid color.. but I'm worried about the sound. Are you sure it will be ok? i have an unlimited stock of 1'' mahogany and i have a feeling that putting a floyd rose on it im gonna feck it up once or twice, while if i screw up on my 2'' im done with it. is everyone sure that the 2 or three pieces glued together will be ok?
yes, most guitars are made out of more than 1 piece of wood