#1
Hey wuts up

I want to either buy or make a custom guitar the will give me a good metal/thrash/hardcore sound. I also am a lead guitarist so i solo a lot.

Which wood for the body would suit me better, mahogany or alder?
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Shred

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#2
To be honest, it really won't matter.
With all the distortion in your genres it won't make any tonal differences.
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#4
Alderzz!!! Lighter so you wont be hurting your back when your playing your solo's. And sounds nicer imo, not so muddy.
#5
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#6
Depends...
Mahogany=Sustain+Warm Tone
Alder=Lighter+Bright Tone

Since you're a solo player, maybe you'll want mahogany for better sustain and such.
You'll have to get some extra treble from your pickups so your solos aren't so muddy.
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#7
I'd take alder personally.
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