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Old 03-27-2018, 12:05 PM
Ernesto Ernesto is offline
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Originally Posted by SteveS View Post
You have selected a builder based on his ability to build a guitar that sounds like you want it to sound. Trust his judgment. If you don't, you need to find another builder. If he says that these woods will work for you, then it is all about what you want it to look like.

Which one has a more ringing tap tone - it depends on the particular set. They are both great tonewoods.

To add to your confusion, if you want nice overtones and harmonic complexity, without lacking clarity, I would go with sinker redwood or maybe a real stiff red western cedar top over alpine spruce.
You are right, of course. I just like to dicuss these things -that's what we're here for, right? - and do not want to write him too many emails. In the end I will follow his advice. He likes both options anyway.

Redwood was an option we discussed, but he told me the trebles would be less round (round trebles was another important tonal characteristic).
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