#1
like i hear some people look at guitars, let say both have same features/same pu's everything

but one has higher quality wood? what are benefits of having that and cons of not having that
#2
Tone.

Pickup compatibility, wood grain, resonence, sustain, weight, etc
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#3
Better tone, better tone because the sound resonates more evenly throughout the wood. With plywood you get almost no tone because the vibrations have to travel through so many different mediums of wood and glue that it really kills the nice warm clean sound you would get with a wood such as mahogany.
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#4
^ what he said.
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#5
Quote by Eddy372
Tone.

Pickup compatibility, wood grain, resonence, sustain, weight, etc


better woods heavier???
or lighter

i'd rather have a lighter 7 pound guitar

so traditionally most mahagony made guitars have pretty good wood???
#6
ya wood is one of the most important part of shaping your guitars tone. basically certain woods give you deeper, higher, brighter tones... all depends what wood. basically most woods are decent except for agathis (aka plywood) its the only one i would say never ever buy
#7
mahogony and rosewood are warm, maple and ebony are bright. i know, its only two examples, but my point is they all produce a different sound.
#8
a wood like mahogany wood be darker sounding tone wood but it's heavier than alder or basswood.
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#9
That's what I love about my les paul, the heavy solid mahogany body. It gives off a better tone than the very first cheap piece of **** guitar I ever bought, which had agathis or plywood or some crap like that. It felt cheap and nasty
#10
agathis is not so bad
i actually liked the tone more than alder
thas why i buyed my squier(yes squier!!!) instead of a fender
is all about personal taste
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#11
Basswood is light and dents easily, but is tonally balanced.
Mahogany is dark and thick with its sound, with good sustain.
Maple is bright. (Ash and Poplar as well i think...)
Korina is a slightly brighter version of mahogany.

There are many more woods, but those are major ones.
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#12
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agathis (aka plywood)


agathis is not plywood.

plywood may have layers of agathis sandwiched together though.
#16
and i forgot to add this

Ibanez's S or saber series guitar are made from mahogany and lighter than most guitar that are made from mahogany like the les paul .
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#17
Quote by COBHC_Slayer
and i forgot to add this

Ibanez's S or saber series guitar are made from mahogany and lighter than most guitar that are made from mahogany like the les paul .

why though?
#18
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why though?

because they are like an inch thick
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#19
they have an carved body but it's thicker around the pickups.
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#20
My plywood bass doesn't seem too bad, honestly....

But when I play other basses of good, solid hardwood (oh the innuendos!) I definitely realize a difference. I just cant afford them =[

Anyways, plywood is cheap and light at least. So if ur a beginner that has little cash (like i was) then thats often ur only option.
#21
Quote by COBHC_Slayer
and i forgot to add this

Ibanez's S or saber series guitar are made from mahogany and lighter than most guitar that are made from mahogany like the les paul .

That's because the s has one of the thinest bodies out there while the les paul has one of the thickest + a maple top.