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Old 11-28-2020, 05:42 AM
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Originally Posted by jklotz View Post
That is going to be a beautiful guitar! Congrats! I'll be most interested in hearing the comparison video when it gets done.

Originally Posted by Alan Carruth View Post
Be aware that it's probably impossible to make pairs of guitars that sound exactly alike, even when you use wood that was sister cut from the same planks. A good luthier will get a similar sound, even with different woods, so it's really hard to say in a case like this how much of whatever difference there is comes from the wood species, and how much of it is simply the normal variation between tops.

In the wood I've tested the main difference between WRC and redwood has been in the density, with all of the follow-ons from that in terms of surface hardness and stiffness along the grain. Both have notably low and similar damping, unlike any of the spruces I've tested, but it's hard to say what effect, if any, that has on the sound.

These sorts of experiments are fun at this level, but it's hard to draw wider conclusions from them beyond the two instruments involved.
Of course, itís all about the fun of it and letting peopleís ears decide for themselves if the small nuances are big enough to draw conclusions. agree with everything you pointed out. Just figured it would be fun to compare in a very tightly controlled setting with the only variable being the soundboard and a 5-6 month gap in between completion.
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