About different woods, or non Rosewood Classical Guitar
I decided to test some different woods, like this one and i'm working with others as well, like Walnut or Ziricote, that doesn't mean that i don work with rosewood but i wish to have my opinion and compare my instruments.
Now i'm looking to have different opinions, if someone wishes to test this guitars just contact me, you are welcome
I have a Rosewood guitar here to compare but you can bring your's
MY opinion is, yes different wood can make great classical guitar is just a question of taste or preference
Last edited by Jose Marques on Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:14 am, edited 2 times in total.
IMO is difficult to describe the sound of any guitar, i can say what i think
this guitar as a creamy sound, not as maple but maybe something between maple and rosewood
comparing with my rosewood and maple guitars i don't see a big diference, well different even 2 rosewood guitars can be.
i have done this experience, and more to come, to show that other woods can sound good and not so different like most people think.
I will try to do some video but will take some time now
like i said in the post, came and test it, have your opinion, and i'm invite luthiers and musitions , if you are a luthier and you have some questions in your mind like "it works?" came and test it, bring your guitar to compare
all are welcome to test, and if someone as guitars in different woods great lets test, listen, or even create a event just for non rosewood guitars
I have some Ambrosia Maple in stock, but I haven't built with it yet. The sides are particularly interesting. The figure is created by Ambrosia beetles that bore into the wood, hence all the holes, and infect the tree with a fungus. The density and stiffness seem to be similar to regular soft Maple.
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it bends like maple, I had no problem with this issue.
about the beetle holes, that is the reason that this wood has this colours, the holes must be closed, i used zpoxy with wood dust before bending with no problems at all.