The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15038   Message #132456
Posted By: catspaw49
05-Nov-99 - 10:57 PM
Thread Name: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Subject: RE: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
That's what I was alluding to Rick.....Most of us love Martin and Guild and all....and they're excellent guitars...but in the "blind test?"......Ya' buy what you like and if it sounds like what you want or looks like what you want or both....GREAT!!!! Its true of a lot of other instruments too and you know how fed up I am with the Zen of it all sometimes.

The woods do have different qualities, but so do the GLUES! Some aren't resonant.....but you rarely hear anyone talking about glue. And how about finishing....Anybody want to debate new lacquers vs. old vs. French polish? How much is too much...or not enough?

You can SEE the wood, so you pick what you like. Sure there's tonal differences, but in the final analysis, you'll buy the one you're going "bats" over and use the other stuff to justify it.