#1
right i know stuff like mahogony basswood aldar etc are seen as good wood but cheap guitars use them as well, are there different quality as im guessing cheap guitars wouldnt use good wood, or is it rubbish hardware that make it cheap.
because if a body is alder and like the jem is as well, there must be something wrong if one could be a 100 and one could be 700, is it different quality or is it down to hardware and neck and that
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Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass
#2
Well, there's no such thing as bad tonewood to me. The only bad tonewood you'll find is wood with defects in it, and they shouldn't be used for instrument making anyways. There shouldn't be different grades of wood either, they're all basically the same thing if you think about it. Why is one piece of alder going to be better than the other? Maybe the climate & speed of growth have something to do with this, but i've never come across any guitar that the wood has caused it to sound 'bad'.

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#3
the hardware, the attention paid to the finish, if it's set-up or not. and of course the name, like usa or korea.
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#4
Quote by nightwalker903
right i know stuff like mahogony basswood aldar etc are seen as good wood but cheap guitars use them as well, are there different quality as im guessing cheap guitars wouldnt use good wood, or is it rubbish hardware that make it cheap.
because if a body is alder and like the jem is as well, there must be something wrong if one could be a 100 and one could be 700, is it different quality or is it down to hardware and neck and that



Wait...

You have two of the same guitars just with different strings?
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#5
What makes cheap guitars "cheap" is the bad craftsmanship put into them. They have cheap electronics, pickups, are badly alligned, pieces are sometimes kinda loose, and the finishes may look bad or feel bad...sometimes kinda sticky or rough rather than being nice and smooth and slippery for you to play fast.
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#6
Quote by hamish5178
Wait...

You have two of the same guitars just with different strings?


kinda.... well ones custom ones standard, i got a pack of 10s with it so i put it on to see which i prefer think i prefer 9s though
Gear:

Gibson lpj
Epiphone Les Paul Standard
Epiphone Les Paul 1960's Tribute Plus
Schecter s-1
Marshall JCM900 100WATT HEAD
Fender mustang 1
Dunlop Crybaby
Danelectro Distortion
Tanglewood exotic electro acoustic
Westfield Bass