Why is it that different woods are used for acoustic guitars, and how do these woods affect the sound of the instrument?
In the past, there was less opportunity for confusion on this issue, since most guitars were made of Mahogany, Rosewood, Maple, Ebony, and Spruce. But with the dwindling availability of traditional tonewoods, particularly those cut from old-growth forests, major manufacturers and smaller luthiers have been compelled to consider the use of alternative species of tonewoods.

The type of wood used on a guitar is probably the single most influential factor to its tone. But what is tone? And how to communicate with each other on tonal properties? We put a lot of effort in trying to understand what a customer is looking for.  When we meet live, that is more easy than online. Online, we have to use words. When using words, life becomes interesting since there is a vast variety of words to describe the voice of a guitar. The internet is filled with information on tonewoods. Midds of all this sane and sometimes insane information is Marty’s blog at about tonewoods IMHO the article on tone and tonewoods is very informative and helpful when choosing tonewoods. The blog is here: acoustic-guitar-tonewoods.

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