Post Number: 1095
|Posted on Saturday, April 09, 2016 - 9:14 pm: |
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.
Post Number: 29
|Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 6:39 am: |
This page describes the tonal qualities of the various body woods...
Post Number: 3323
|Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 6:40 am: |
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.
Post Number: 6415
|Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 8:26 am: |
Woody has a vermillion core. I was looking for something a little warmer than the standard purpleheart. I like it.
Post Number: 933
|Posted on Sunday, April 10, 2016 - 11:54 am: |
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.