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by William Shafer III
Fri Mar 08, 2013 1:50 pm
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: So... Why is it best/preferrable to use a soft wood for a acoustic sound board?
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

Re: So... Why is it best/preferrable to use a soft wood for a acoustic sound board?

Thank you for all the information. I've skimmed the document Trevor posted and it already has given me a much better idea of the why. I'll have to read it thoroughly later! I gathered from what you'll said it directly has to do with volume and secondarily with tone. I'd say that it is safe to say th...
by William Shafer III
Fri Mar 08, 2013 12:03 am
Forum: Flat-Top Acoustic Guitars and Bass Guitars
Topic: So... Why is it best/preferrable to use a soft wood for a acoustic sound board?
Replies: 5
Views: 2070

So... Why is it best/preferrable to use a soft wood for a acoustic sound board?

Hello everyone I'm new to forum and have had a nagging question I feel you all would be best to tackle for me. Each book I've read and most material I've discovered online pretty much assumes that you will use sitka spruce or at least a English spruce or cedar. Why exactly is that? I'm in the proces...
by William Shafer III
Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: The Soundhole
Topic: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars
Replies: 14
Views: 20386

Re: PRS' Take on acoustic guitars

I would agree that in principle guitar factories are "bad", but for those people who cannot afford $1000+ dollars for an instrument sometimes that factories are the way to go. Thanks for the book recommendations, I'm looking to build traditionally but with very hard exotics. Maybe I'll get the same ...