#1
An oak body.

We're cutting down a dead oak on my front lawn, so I'm getting ideas.

How would an oak LP sound?

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#2
i dunno, but you would have to let it dry for like years i think
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#4
Yeah you would have to dry it for a LONG time. Air dried is better but I suppose you could get it dried in some sort of oven thing.

Oak is reallly heavy and really dense and hard. Like it's going to blunt all your tools hard.

It would make for good sustain though. I would probably only use oak as a cap on something but guitars have been made out of it before.

Brian May's red special is made from oak and on the Tele forum a guy made a tele out of oak.

But yeah it needs to be dried properly so don't expect to build anything from that tree for about 5 years. Would be a good idea to get some pieces cut to size for body blanks if you're interested in building guitars later though. Then just leave them to dry while you get skills at building with other wood.
#5
Quote by TheDev01dOne
Yeah you would have to dry it for a LONG time. Air dried is better but I suppose you could get it dried in some sort of oven thing.

Oak is reallly heavy and really dense and hard. Like it's going to blunt all your tools hard.

It would make for good sustain though. I would probably only use oak as a cap on something but guitars have been made out of it before.

Brian May's red special is made from oak and on the Tele forum a guy made a tele out of oak.

But yeah it needs to be dried properly so don't expect to build anything from that tree for about 5 years. Would be a good idea to get some pieces cut to size for body blanks if you're interested in building guitars later though. Then just leave them to dry while you get skills at building with other wood.

I've made multiple rants on this...
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7428096&postcount=7
https://www.ultimate-guitar.com/forum/showpost.php?p=7432194&postcount=11

So I wouldn't choose the Red Special as a good representative of oak as a tonewood.