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« on: January 15, 2018, 02:59:43 AM »

Does anyone have any experience with any of the swamp ash Larrivee acoustics? How does swamp ash compare with rosewood and mahogany? Do you think it's a good tone wood. I am interested in a P-03 with swamp ash back and sides and I was wondering what you thought.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2018, 03:27:55 AM »

The one I played was as light as a feather.  They do not compromise on volume nor tone... great tonewood IMHO.
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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2018, 02:52:27 PM »

Why not? Jean could make a guitar out of papier mache that would sound great. It's the top that really matters, after all. 
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2018, 01:39:54 AM »

Why not? Jean could make a guitar out of papier mache that would sound great. It's the top that really matters, after all. 
Truth. 90% of the tonewood sound comes from the top. From what I understand, swamp ash is not that dense/reflective and will give you a more dry tone. Often the type of thing one wants in a small guitar. I know that my ash electrics are not as heavy in overtones but I've never played it in an acoustic.
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