I believe that the sides and back do have an effect on the sound. I have a maple guitar made by A. Picado and one made by E. von Gruner, both have a very warm sound.
Cannot come to Nordhorn - well, maybe. Anyway, this is a beauty. Congrats!
Hello Mr Johannes0
well every piece of material, inclusive glues, are part of the sound of acoustic instruments. I believe that 90% to 95% is top and the rest is everything else .
I have here rosewood guitars and i have been one day with a guitarist my friend testing and comparing with my and him guitars ...
I must say that i will do more maple guitars
Doug Ingram wrote:I'm not surprised! I love Maple. Maple is awesome.
Yes it is
Dave M wrote:I am an amateur builder and I decided from the off that I would not use Rosewood more than I have to - I am still using it for fretboard and bridge but am working on alternatives. And now of course Rosewood is going to be harder to come by.
I am pretty sure that any effects on the sound of the guitar are of second order and would be indistinguishable in a blind testing.
The ripple maple on my recently finished steel string is very similar to Jose's. (I wonder if a certain Mr Dyke might have been the timber supplier?)
Anyway I think the appearance can be quite stunning. I include a few pics to show the effect.
DaveM well i'm looking for alternatives as well for other parts, at this time paduk was a great choice but i wish to try others, for fingerboars you have my favorite , ebony, but now you have 2 diferent materials , blackwood tek and rocklite, this ones are made of other woods but precessed to feel and work like ebony. but you have for example Bog Oak as well.