#1
would this work out? i've got a nice piece of cypress and i'm wondering if i could use this for a guitar body. it is very hard, heavy, and dense. i just dont want to get started and end up with a crappy guitar. thanks.
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#2
It will work. Wood does not make a guitars tone what it is. It is mainly the amp and pickups that do.

But if you use cypress, you should leave it bear. From what pictures of cypress I have seen, it has very cool grain lines.
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Wood is the first thing that starts the tone. If the wood is open grained the guitar will resonate more causing more sustain and a warmer tone. If it's tight grained it will lessen sustain and brighten tone. I don't know which Cypress is, I've never worked with it.
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#5
its a terrible tone wood, where as it is dense and heavy, does not transfer vibration very well. but yeah, no reason why you cannot use it, i believe it is hard enough. i wouldnt use it for a neck, for sure.

woods not much for tone on electric guitars though, you should be fine. electric guitars are practically all pickup/amp.
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Quote by Guitarzan1143
its a terrible tone wood, where as it is dense and heavy, does not transfer vibration very well. but yeah, no reason why you cannot use it, i believe it is hard enough. i wouldnt use it for a neck, for sure.

woods not much for tone on electric guitars though, you should be fine. electric guitars are practically all pickup/amp.


On that note I wouldn't use it
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Quote by colbywitagibson
would this work out? i've got a nice piece of cypress and i'm wondering if i could use this for a guitar body. it is very hard, heavy, and dense. i just dont want to get started and end up with a crappy guitar. thanks.


In the world of acoustic guitars it is considared to be a very good back and side wood for certain types of nylon string guitars. I don't know how it would work on electric guitars but I would think that it's worth a shot.
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