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today i wonder about the role of tonewood in guitars- specifically those preferred in the gypsy jazz domain- and their subsequent effect on sound.
can anyone perhaps give a brief rundown on what the different woods (and combinations) will yield, sonically?
spruce top, walnut neck, ebony or rosewood board, rosewood back + sides... but why this? why is that the classic recipe?
and why is brazilian rosewood so universally beloved? can anyone actually perceive any quantifiable difference between it and indian, or cocobolo, or whatever else? is it an aesthetic thing mostly or is there really something 'extra' to this wood? and is anything 'extra' really even discernible if/when dealing with laminate construction?
and on that note... what is the general consensus re: laminate vs. solid construction? is solid always preferred but more expensive, or does each have its sonic niche? i feel lam was practiced for economy. can you hear "old spruce" vs new spruce?! rosewood vs ebony board?!
many many questions. i research some threads on this forum from previous, and have some answers. today more.
thanks you, friendos- happy sunday to you, may you grill whatever you like today.