#1
I understand the different sounds of woods and such for an acoustic,

but I was wondering how wood on an electric guitar makes a difference to the sound if the pick ups detect the vibrations of the strings to make it in a signal for the amp?
#2
aparently it does. but i dont really detect THAT much of a difference, especially not when pups and hardware etc come into play. Course it makes a difference though, just not as much as your amp
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Different types of wood can affect the way your strings vibrate. How, I really dunno, but it does make a slight difference. The biggest noticeable difference is in sustain.
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The heavier the wood, the more sustain you got, solid and hollowbody can affect that as well
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#5
It makes a big difference, especially in the timbre and feel of the notes. The pickup senses the strings' vibrations, but the string isn't vibrating in free space. The string vibrates, the rest of the guitar vibrates along with it- it would follow, then, that the characteristics of the guitar would effect the vibration of the string and therefore the final tone.
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#7
Compare a walnut or maple guitar body to a mahogany and see the difference in tone. It does make alot of difference. When you start blending woods it gets a little blurred. A all mahogany body is very warm but put a maple laminate top on it and it brightens up.
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Compare a walnut or maple guitar body to a mahogany and see the difference in tone. It does make alot of difference. When you start blending woods it gets a little blurred. A all mahogany body is very warm but put a maple laminate top on it and it brightens up.


Agreed. I see a noticable difference in Mahogany bodies. You should go to a guitar store nearby and see what we mean

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