May 26th, 2012, 04:59 AM
it seems that the classic tele is ash body, maple neck, rosewood fretboard.
what are some exotic combos that have worked for you?
would a walnut body, maple neck, ebony fretboard be too bright?
mahogany body, and neck w/ ebony fretboard = too dark?
what are your thoughts?
May 26th, 2012, 12:39 PM
I have a mahogany bodied Thinline. Has a smoother sound than most telecasters I've played.
May 26th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Some good reading http://www.frudua.com/sound_of_electric_guitar_wood.htm
May 26th, 2012, 02:48 PM
There's a lot of youtubes on the telebration series guitars that using a number of wood recipies including mahogany, pine and even bamboo
This redwood model sounds amazing, (I used to think pine was an inferior tone wood)
May 26th, 2012, 03:14 PM
i love pine, but it has its place. i built a 1 x 12 driver cab out of pine at one time, elevated 1/4 inch off the floor. the thing sings when you push it. plus, paying a friend who is a contractor to use his tools, the cab ended up costing me far less than buying an mdf cab would have.
guitars are a different animal, though. thanks for the link, because the interaction b/t acoustic woods and electronics is largely beyond my understanding.