Douglass Scott wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:15 pm
iim7V7IM7 wrote: ↑
Tue Jul 11, 2017 9:49 pm
No, unfortunately I cannot provide you with a comparison that you seek.
I can tell you that these materials in Peter's hands created a WONDERFUL guitar. When I commissioned this instrument, I asked him what woods that he had in his wood locker that he always wanted to build a guitar with? The answer was WRC and Black Cherry. The WRC set was also quite special acoustically, but had a bunch of distinct hard line that was likely to put off some players. Peter said this set was harvested from an Oregon forest in the 1980s.
Perhaps Peter will see your post and provide comment?
Thanks anyways. I get the sense cherry will be slightly less damping than maple and not have quite as dry of a sound. ... Knowing about your guitar gets me a nudge closer to giving it a try.
Funny thing is about Maple is like Dalbergia, Maple has fairly broad range of tap to it. Some sets are dead and "punky" and others are much more lively. I have seen this more when working with luthiers on carved back instruments with both Bigleaf Maple and Sycamore Maple. You may indeed be correct about Black Cherry having lower damping on average though. I was merely saying that its interaction with the top is like more similar to higher damping woods than to more dense, glassy tropical hardwoods.
You should definitely give it a go...
2015 - John Buscarino, 650 mm, Carpathian Spruce/Honduran Rosewood
2014 - Peter Oberg, 640 mm, Western Red Cedar/Black Cherry