#1
I am planing to build a custom flying v guitar, i will purchase everything but i will carve my own body, is it worth the extra cost of mahogany if i am just going to paint over it anyway?
#2
You probably don't want maple for the body.
Mahogany is chosen because of the tone, not the look. If you want something cheaper choose alder or ash.

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#3
Its not the look per say, but the tone. Mahogany will sound different than Maple. I like the sound of mahogany a lot, but it's your choice.
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#4
Yes, mahogany sounds excellent
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#5
ok, well the plan was to add a bolt on neck, purely because it's easier, but id prefer neck-thru how do i go about doing that?
#6
If it was me, I'd use both...mahogany with a tiger maple top. Book match the tiger maple so the tiger stripes are angled to accentuate the "V" shape. I wouldn't paint it...I'd either leave it natural with a nitrocellulose lacquer clear or stain the top some color then the nitro clear. Just another option you might want to concider.
#7
I ever u find a Black Mahogany....
it was so beautiful with its brown stripes.

U dont even need to put a clear lacquer on it..
Just buff it to shine...
trust me..
....so little time.