Choosing the right tonewoods for your acoustic guitar – part 2

In a previous article, we discussed popular tonewoods used for acoustic guitar tops, where they are harvested, and some of their tonal characteristics, strengths and weaknesses. Although among luthiers (guitar craftsman), the top or soundboard is perhaps the most influential piece of wood that shapes the tonal quality of the acoustic guitar, the sides and back also shape and add overtones and other qualities to the sound before it projects through the sound hole. Continue reading


About Larry Bartley

I live in the northern most region of the Texas Hill Country. I spend a lot of time building websites and blogging about the favorite things in my life. These include but are not limited to- food, wine, travel, lodging, real estate, entertainment, and events in the Texas Hill country.

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