Pear is often used in laminates as the center wood between pretty veneers. Why not almond ? I mean almond is much prettier. But ask the guys at LMI, because for sides you will need to bend it. Almond may or may not be bendable or may have problems.
Classical guitars using this wood do seem pretty rare. However Christopher Sembdner had one with a Spruce top for sale at GSI a couple of years back. Very pretty back and sides.
What do you mean by nicer? Ebony is extremely rare for the back/sides of guitars. . . . then there's the Leonardo research, which many people continue to ignore. That just goes to show just how difficult it is to alter ingrained opinions. I knew about the Leonardo results before Leonardo was even conceived.dory wrote: ↑Wed Jun 28, 2017 3:43 amI know some hardwoods are denser than others and thus produce a nicer sound. Hardwoods are all hard to some degree but differ greatly in density. I don't know about almond wood, but there is a reason why rosewood and ebony are so popular for making instruments. That said, we are going to have ti expand our tastes in wood because of over harvesting.
A really lovely hardwood that is quite dense and is extremely beautiful is tulipwood. I have never seen that one used to make a guitar.
I think the Americans term that Poplar. I've had some Tulipwood but not for guitars. It was some years ago but from what I can recall it was very light in weight, more like Spanish cypress. You might call them both the polar opposite of your typical rosewood.Pat Dodson wrote: ↑Wed Jun 28, 2017 9:58 amClassical guitars using this wood do seem pretty rare. However Christopher Sembdner had one with a Spruce top for sale at GSI a couple of years back. Very pretty back and sides.