Thanks, Attila and Christian.
Nice ! Where can I get some bamboo that will work for building ?Krokmou wrote: ↑Sun May 21, 2017 11:18 amFrench luthier Bastien Burlot is using bamboo on his new guitar model. The sustainability advantages are that it is a carbon neutral material, including transportation and production, because it create 30% more oxygen during its life than trees. The bonus ? You can make it looks exactly like rosewood. See the picture.
Source : http://bastienburlot.com/pge/actu/
Look up Trevor Gore interview by Robert O'Brianeno wrote: ↑Thu May 25, 2017 4:07 pmSorry for an ignorant quiestion, I know nothing about guitar building. But the most important thing for me would be not the appearance but the sound. So how the type of back and side wood affects the sound? What are the sound characteristics of each type of wood?
I've heard a variety of opinioins from not affecting at all (like Torres building a guitar with cardboard back and sides) to affecting greatly and as a consequence of the latter point of view there is a an opinion that guiatrs bilt with high quality long-aged BRW are the best sounding ones. I find it unlikely that the material of the back/sides does not affect the sound as the back has it's own resonances and frequency responce that shape the sound as it gets reflected from the back to the soundboard.