#1
Well, my current one is Basswood, and Ive been told its not very good. What is the best wood, and is basswood any good?
#2
It all depends on the tone you want. For deep tones, mahogany, bright tones, I would say alder. Basswood is a good mix between the two, but it is a rather soft wood. Don't hit it on anything.
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#3
The best wood is, by far, searchbar wood. I strongly suggest using it, because it's awesome
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#4
Basswood is ok. its used for some cheep guitars but its also used for some high-end guitars (ibanez JEMs & Prestige)
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The best wood is, by far, searchbar wood. I strongly suggest using it, because it's awesome



ya i modded my squier to a searchbar neck and searchbar humbuckers

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#7
i hate basswood personally, (and the jem's made of alder. the js's are basswood.)
to nasally.
i'd say the most versatile wood would be mahogany, but there is soo many other factors to a guitars tone then the wood its made of.
#9
search bar jokes are sooo tired......

mahogany is pretty popular
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#10
i was looking at a few woods that i might want in a guitar... though id be interested in what type of woods would be awesome for a 7 string?
I would guess Mahogany though mahogany is starting 2 sound (excuse the pun) a bit ****e.
sry for asking in the thread instead of answering :P
#11
I like Ash. Mahogany and Basswood are pretty nice as well, but Mahogany is often a bit too heavy (in weight) for me.
#12
I like mahogany. I like heavier guitars. It makes me fell like im playin an instrument not a freakin toy.
#13
There will be many opinions about the best wood. Personally,i found that mahogany is best for me.
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The best wood is, by far, searchbar wood. I strongly suggest using it, because it's awesome

Lol i actually believed you for a second, i found that funny xD

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Do any of you have any experience with chesswood? is it a decent wood?
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Well, my current one is Basswood, and Ive been told its not very good. What is the best wood, and is basswood any good?



There is no best wood per se, its all about the tone you want and are looking for. Mahogany has deep tones, Swamp Ash has fairly bright tone, etc. all woods sound different and should be treated as such, so it just all depends on the tone you are going for.
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#19
Guitar Player Magazine had a pretty good article about 2 months or so ago specifically about your question. I think it was titled "Tone Woods". You may still be able to retrieve it on thier website.
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ya i modded my squier to a searchbar neck and searchbar humbuckers


You have wooden humbuckers? I suggest getting a new guitar or at least new pickups asap.