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Old 02-07-2005, 12:50 PM
mac1588 mac1588 is offline
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Yes, chery is definitely a tone wood. Martin uses it a lot in its "Smartwood" Series, which are guitars made from woods which are certified not in danger of being overharvested (at least right now), or sustainable.

Mine is an SWM-GT, a fairly large size with Sitka top, cherry back and sides, and Katalox (a Mexican hardwood) fingerboard and bridge. It has a great tone, somewhere between mahogany and rosewood. Mine came with satin finish on the sides and back, but I glossed it up to show of the beautiful cherry wood grain.

Mac Carter
1935 Martin 0-18
1935 Martin 000-28
1937 Martin 000-18
1938 Martin 00-17
1952 Martin 0-18T
1961 Martin 00-21
2003 Martin 00-18VS UMGF Custom
1960 Vega Pete Seeger longneck 5-string banjo
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