Wood Specifications

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Re: Wood Specifications

Postby HarlowTheFish » Wed Sep 11, 2019 7:49 am

Sounds pretty good to me. I do think you need to take into account the thickness of the maple top as far as solving any balance concerns - there's not a lot of wood there to change the weight.

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Re: Wood Specifications

Postby Srini » Wed Sep 11, 2019 4:07 pm

HarlowTheFish wrote:Sounds pretty good to me. I do think you need to take into account the thickness of the maple top as far as solving any balance concerns - there's not a lot of wood there to change the weight.


That's very true, although it's not a lever I have!I think I've done the best I can with weight distribution....

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Re: Wood Specifications

Postby Srini » Sat Sep 14, 2019 5:38 pm

I ran into a very interesting video that pretty much corroborates Cow's ambivalence about tone woods.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J1k9W9QAgE0&t=2324s

If we disregarded the effect on tone and went for practical considerations, would an ebony FB be heavier enough than rosewood to impact balance?

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Re: Wood Specifications

Postby HarlowTheFish » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:36 pm

Nope. Unless you have a fretless with a steel, glass, or ceramic fingerboard, there's just not enough wood to matter.

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Re: Wood Specifications

Postby Srini » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:38 pm

So...no impact on weight, no impact on tone....definite positive impact on feel....ebony it is, then!


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