What's your favorite tone wood(s) recipe?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by EADGBE, Mar 2, 2012.

What's your favorite tone wood(s) recipe?

Poll closed Dec 31, 1969.
  1. Mahogany neck and body, ebony fretboard

    10 vote(s)
    10.2%
  2. Mahogany neck and body, rosewood fretboard

    37 vote(s)
    37.8%
  3. Maple neck and alder body, rosewood fretboard

    17 vote(s)
    17.3%
  4. Maple neck and ash body, rosewood fretboard

    7 vote(s)
    7.1%
  5. Maple neck and ash body, maple fretboard

    17 vote(s)
    17.3%
  6. Maple neck and alder body, maple fretboard

    16 vote(s)
    16.3%
  7. Epoxy-graphite neck, alder body, ebanol fretboard

    1 vote(s)
    1.0%
  8. Maple neck and body, rosewood fretboard

    5 vote(s)
    5.1%
  9. Koa neck and koa body, ebony fretboard

    4 vote(s)
    4.1%
  10. Other (mention)

    24 vote(s)
    24.5%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. EADGBE

    EADGBE Member

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    You can vote for more than one.
     
  2. J3F

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    Mahogany body, maple neck, rosewood fingerboard for me:)
     
  3. darkinners

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    my favorite are

    1. Swamp Ash body + maple neck/fingerboard
    2. Koa body + Pau Ferro neck

    I tried my guitarist's Warmoth Les Paul, I really really liked it.
    It was a Black Korina back + Quilted Maple top body and Flamed Koa neck + Brazilian rose wood fingerboard.

    it sound lush!! and plays like a dream. it doesn't sound like a Les Paul , more like a PRSish tone but only smoother.
     
  4. feet

    feet Supporting Member

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    Currently very much into spruce over maple,w/ebony board, but the old stand by is (multi ply) maple body with a hog neck and rosewood board.

    would love to try that second combination and the standard les paul configuration with ebony boards.
     
  5. robertkoa

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    Bolt On- Maple Neck Pau Ferro or Ebony Fingerboard Koa Body

    Neck Through- Koa Neck and Body ( have had Ebony but would have preferred Pau Ferro )

    Set Neck-Koa or Mahogany neck and Body -Pau Ferro or Rosewood

    I have never owned a Pau Ferro Fingerboard Guitar but I always like it every time I play one with it.
     
  6. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    Electric or Acoustic?
     
  7. Chicago Slim

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    My tone quest has brought me to mahogany body, neck, and rosewood fingerboard. Although, I am looking for a mahogany body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard.
     
  8. Deathmonkey

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    Mahogany body w/maple cap, mahogany neck with either ebony or maple fretboard.
     
  9. magicaxeman

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    Swamp ash body - Flame maple neck - rosewood board for TC or SC style guitars

    Mahogany/Maple body - Mahogany neck - rosewood board for LP style guitars

    Rosewood back/Sitka spruce top - Mahogany neck - Rosewood board for acoustics.
     
  10. gillman royce

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    How 'bout mahogany neck with laminated maple body?
     
  11. Dancing Frog

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    Flame Maple capped Mahogany Body with a Flame Maple neck and fretboard.
     
  12. ToneScavenger

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    3/4 maple capped alder body, maple neck and maple or ebony fretboard. I would also be fine with an ash body and maple fretboard... I tend to search for a "tele-esque" tone and sometimes a fatter version of that.
     
  13. Hawking

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    Semi-hollow maple body, mahogany neck, rosewood board!
     
  14. FLStratcat

    FLStratcat Member

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    Maple neck, rosewood board, basswood body
    Maple neck, maple board (both q-sawn), chambered swamp ash body
    Same neck/board as above, alder body
    Black korina neck, rosewood board, chambered black korina body
     
  15. ryandfl

    ryandfl Supporting Member

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    Some of you guys are exotic. I still think Les Pauls are petty wild, what with their maple tops. I've moved to Les Pauls, but I like how SGs sound a lot too, just mahogany plus a rosewood fingerboard.
     
  16. Carbohydrates

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    I was looking for this in the poll and BAM, there it is in the first reply. This is a totally killer but sadly underused combo, especially with a maple cap!

    Also voted for mahog/mahog/rose, alder/maple/rose, and ash/maple/maple.
     
  17. noisebloom

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    Mahogany with choice of fretboard.
     
  18. Sweetwood

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    After building LOTS of guitars now, I can say Paduak on Mahogany with a maple neck and depending what user is looking for either Maple, Ebony Pau Ferro, Bloodwood or Wenge for the fingerboard.
     
  19. DC1

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    Maple neck, Ebony FB, basswood body, veneer maple top.


    dc
     
  20. Sweetfinger

    Sweetfinger Supporting Member

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    I like:
    Pine semi-hollow with Masonite top and back, plus Poplar neck
    Molded Fiberglass semi-hollow with Poplar, or Mahogany neck. Maple, too.
    Hollow Maple plywood with maple or Poplar neck
    Rosewood boards all.
     

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