#1
what's the best neck and body wood combination for metal, but also relatively light?
#2
I can only think of mahogany, but it's not light...
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#3
what type of metal?
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#4
Aluminium?

There is always basswood on most RG's and Mahogany on some...

Agathis is kinda bright if you're looking for a really big attack but...

Alder would also work for metal it's a matter of having metal pu's...

I have Mahogany on both body and neck and it dosn't bother me...

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#7
When it comes to weight: Body shape and construction make a bigger difference in the weight of a guitar than the sort of wood used - SGs are made completely of mahogany, Ibanez S series guitars have a mahogany body and still they're light.
As for metal: As a very very very general rule of thumb: Basswood for REALLY heavy music (death metal n stuff), because it has excellent attack but still a lot of punch because it accentuates the lower mids. If you are going for a less brutal tone, mahogany (and similar stuff like limba (korina)) is the way to go, because it delivers a rather even sound with more bass response than other woods. A lot of bass = A sound that has some balls.

On the other hand, pickups make a way bigger difference here and can make even a guitar that isn't build for metal in the first place sound like a shred axe. I'd rather worry about the wood's quality than about the actual type of wood.

EDIT: Just from my experience. This is not the be and end all by any means.
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#8
^I'm confident in the quality of wood because i'm customizing a Carvin Ultra V, and in it, i'm using the M22SD bridge pickup for it has the highest output

@Wigert:i get it now

also, what is the point of having stripes down the neck of a guitar?
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#9
reinforcement.. ie ibanez often uses bubinga stripes.. which are extremely hard to add extra strength to the wood.
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#10
Yep. it reinforces the wood and makes it especially resistent to warping. It is essential for neck through guitars, but not so important on others. But even on those, every little bit helps.
#11
yeah, they reinforce the neck; also they'll affect the tone a bit too (if you have a big enough stripe), so you can go with e.g. maple stripes on a mahogany neck for a little more brightness (or vice-versa)...
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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