The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #15038   Message #135086
Posted By: Bert
12-Nov-99 - 12:43 PM
Thread Name: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Subject: RE: Brazilian vs. Indian Rosewood
Good story Garg, I think a similar principle applies to guitar construction.

The 'Luthier' is far more important than the choice of wood. Generally speaking a harder wood should give a bright tone and a softer wood a mellow tone, but by the time the luthier has finished with his bracing and construction and finishing the final result is the result of his skill.

For example: if he uses cedar, he knows that it cross grain strength is less, so he will adjust his bracing accordingly.