Topic: ACOUSTIC GUITARS
There are a lot of articles about acoustic guitars.
Some of them are confusing, especially when they start talking about wood used to build an acoustic.
The classic wood used for the top is
- 1) SPRUCE not all spruce is spruce, meaning that USING the same kind of tree, you have US Spruce, but you have GERMAN spruce too. What is here the difference, especially in sound.
- 2) ROSEWOOD: you have the 2 classics: BRAZILIAN and INDIAN rosewood.
Because this wood is, if I am correct, used most.
I know they also use mahagony (I have a dark brown Martin, a D-15 I think, with a 100% mahagony body). The topic is more about what spruce is used normally, and Brazilian versus Indian(& other) Rosewood.
BUT: I asked it already I think: can a human ear hear the difference between 2 guitars, one using the best SPRUCE (I don't have a clue which spruce is the best) and BRAZILIAN ROSEWOOD, more for the back of your guitar.
It is not a question of "measuring" the vibrations of a guitar, I correct, if you are able to measure the vibrations, what is the output, what is considered as standard?
AND ABOUT ROSEWOOD (there is also Honduras Rosewood I think) BRAZILIAN is "THE" name great brands use, or like to use.
In fact I can ask 2 questions: you spend a lot of money for your "Brazilian Wood" guitar, but you want to show your guitar for some reason to your luthier:
- Can the human ear hear the difference?
- Can the vibration, giving us the sound through the soundhole, be measured and will there be a difference measuring BRAZILIAN versus INDIAN.
Also: WHY IS THERE SO MUCH TO DO ABOUT THE ORIGIN OF ROSEWOOD?
- MY GUITAR PLAYS EVERY STYLE = BLUES, ROCK, METAL, so I NEED TO LEARN HOW TO PLAY IT.
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