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Username: jalevinemd

Post Number: 1095
Registered: 12-2003
Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 9:14 pm:   Edit Post

Every one of my Alembic guitars has a mahogany core. Would someone please be so kind as to tell me comparatively what different tonal properties I could expect from a guitar with a vermillion core.
Username: rv_bass

Post Number: 29
Registered: 8-2014
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 6:39 am:   Edit Post

This page describes the tonal qualities of the various body woods...
Username: adriaan

Post Number: 3323
Registered: 6-2002
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 6:40 am:   Edit Post

You might want to look at the Body woods page at the main site. Note that the example they give is a Skylark guitar, so it's not only for basses. :-)
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 6415
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 8:26 am:   Edit Post


Woody has a vermillion core. I was looking for something a little warmer than the standard purpleheart. I like it.

Bill, tgo
Senior Member
Username: edwardofhuncote

Post Number: 933
Registered: 6-2014
Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 11:54 am:   Edit Post

I gave serious thought to vermilion/padauk as a core wood, as well as neck laminates when planning my custom. There was a time when I couldn't decide between vermilion and birdseye maple for the top and back too. Another sleepless night I pondered inverting the wood for a solid maple core with vermilion top and back. It's awfully pretty wood, especially after it ages a few years.

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