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« on: August 03, 2009, 07:45:15 PM »

====>http://www.tennessean.com/article/20090803/TUNEIN/90803003/1005/ENTERTAINMENT/Guitars%E2%80%99+sound+is+all+in+the+wood

This story was in our Nashville paper today-
a builder in the east part of our state uses local black walnut and sycamore to build his guitars.

He says the sound is somewhere between mahogany and rosewood.

- Larry
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« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2009, 08:20:20 PM »

Interesting stuff, nothing like speaking from experience!  I found it interesting about the black walnut because a guitar that I'm getting later this year is black walnut and I expect it to sound like mahogany, with more overtones but still woody sounding.  The bracing and the top do have much more to do with the tone but he doesn't talk about soundboards at all and he only mentions his own bracing pattern.
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