hey all, am new to the site, have been looking at making my own guitar and was looking for plans and bought this.. http://store.payloadz.com/str-asp-i.150050-n.18_Guitar_Plans_Other_Files_-end-detail.html... just in case its not been posted in here before. looks excellent ut will have to wait till tomorrow to get some printed off. anyway a quick question, whats teak like for guitar making. i have some lovely pieces and some mahogany too. the mahogany os for the LP but i might make a flying V from the teak....cheers in advance
just do what i did, make it from scratch using your own designs and ideas.
I've heard of teak being used for necks before not sure how good of a tonewood it is though.
teak is all i can get at the moment, its dry as a bone, well seasoned and no knots or cracks, heavy as hell though, will use oak for the top and a mahogany neck...i will just have to see how it is in the end. i am not too worried about the tone at the end. i have a crappy LP copy that seems to be made from left over wood from a shed, so anything will be better than that, i have some mahogany coming soon but i cant seem to get any maple, so i will just use good old irish oak for the top, can get ash though if thats a better idea for the top....