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Old 09-21-2019, 07:09 PM
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Originally Posted by John Arnold View Post
The tendency is to overbuild these. I think a classical luthier is less likely to do that than one who builds steel string dreadnoughts.
That's a good thought! Much appreciated.

Originally Posted by Bass.swimmer View Post
I would recommend cedar and black walnut. I built a parlor guitar out of a cedar top and old black walnut for the back and side. I might've underbuilt it some, but it has a good solid open low end, and some richness in the highs. Ymmv though. I do mostly fingerstyle.
After giving it a fair bit of thought, watching a few videos and reading a lot of comments on past threads both pro and contra, I'm starting to lean towards cedar and rosewood.
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