Body wood characteristics

Alder---Beech is a wood that is widely used to make the body because it is lighter (the Fender Strat is made of eucalyptus weighs about 1.8 kg) and the tone is full. Wood fiber density is high and paint is relatively easy. Natural eucalyptus is light brown and has a low grain density. Elm has been the most commonly used wood for Fender bodies for many years. Excellent match with day or monochrome paint. This kind of wood is cheaper and has excellent characteristics.

Alder Ash---Alder has two common types: Northern Hard Oak and Marsh Elm (Southern Soft Oak). The northern hard eucalyptus is very hard and very dense (the Fender Strat of the eucalyptus weighs about 2.3 kg). The density of hard eucalyptus determines its bright tone and excellent sustaining properties, making it a very popular body wood. The color of hard eucalyptus has a fatty oily feel, and if it is a heart of the tree, there is a slight pink to brown change. Wood fibers are thicker and require more paint to fill the fiber voids. The characteristics of the marsh eucalyptus are even better. The tone is well balanced between brightness and warmth and is very musical. The color of marsh eucalyptus also has oily and lipid sensation. The fiber is thicker, but it is much lighter than hard eucalyptus and easier to distinguish. Many Fender pianos from the 50s used swamp eucalyptus bodies.

Basswood---Beech is a lighter wood that is commonly used to make Fender Strat-type pianos weighing less than 1.8 kg. The color is very light, but there are often ugly dark green lines. Wood fiber is tight, but it absorbs a lot of paint and is not suitable for light or transparent paint. This wood has a soft texture, a wide range of sounds, and a warmer and brighter tone.

Ironwood Bubinga---Ironwood is extremely hard and is mainly used to make a bass neck or as a thin-plate composite. Rickenbacker used it as a fingerboard, and Warwick used it as a body. As a bass neck, the medium frequency of this wood is bright and the low frequency is wide and clear without losing clarity. Because of its large quality, it is more suitable for the body veneer.

Fine grained Goncalo Alves - This wood has a smooth texture and a smooth surface that is suitable for fast performance without the need for paint. The color is mostly tan and has chocolate markings that Smith & Wesson uses for pistol grips. The sound is clear and warm. Mainly used for neck or body veneer.

Artichoke Koa - This very beautiful wood is produced in Hawaii and is rare. Heavy weight, very suitable for making bass body. The tone of the acacia wood is warm, similar to mahogany, but the tone is brighter. Similar to walnut, this wood is also oily, but the varnish will be very beautiful. The artichoke body sometimes has a pattern of flame patterns.

Flamed Acacia Figured Koa---The wood is similar in character to common acacia, but the appearance is more beautiful. Ideal for a flameless body. This kind of wood is generally used only for the veneer of the body, and there is also a very high-grade piano used for the body.

African black wood Korina, Black - the exact name of this wood is the African "Limba". Medium weight and occasionally lighter conditions. The tone is similar to that of mahogany. The appearance is very large, it is very suitable for varnish to retain the original color. Black grain wood is very suitable for the bass body. It feels smoother and is suitable for oily paints.

African white wood Korina, White - the exact name of this wood is the African "Limba". The weight is larger and the tone is similar to that of mahogany. Yellow-green paint will be very beautiful. Ideal for a bass body with a smooth feel. Suitable for oil paint

Lacewood---is an Australian-made wood. Medium weight. The lines form spots of reptiles of various sizes and are easily discernible. The tone is similar to that of eucalyptus. It is generally used for the body veneer and also for the body.

Mahogany Mahogany - The main origin of mahogany in Africa is a heavy wood. The Fender Strat body made of mahogany often weighs more than 2.3 kg. The mahogany texture is more beautiful and is an ideal musical instrument material. The tone is warm and the sustain is excellent. Wood fiber does not absorb too much paint, and the gradient red color will be very beautiful, not suitable for clear paint.

Maple Maple---There are two common types of maple: oriental hard maple and western soft maple. Hard maple is very hard, high in density and heavy. The fiber is closed and it is easy to paint. The tone is very bright, the sustain is very long, and the tone is very impactful. This wood cannot be dyed and can be painted with clear lacquer or gradient. Soft maple is found everywhere in the United States, and it is much lighter than hard maple, but the color is the same. The soft maple sound is brighter and the impact is good, but it is not as clear as the hard maple. More suitable for painting monochrome paint.

Flame Maple---flame pattern, tiger skin pattern mostly refers to the texture in the above picture. The flame pattern may be very dense or sparse, it may be straight or curved. This kind of wood is the same as ordinary maple in tone, and it is more suitable for veneer use. Generally, two horizontal stripes are connected to make the visual center line of the body.

Quilted Maple---Freak Maple is a relatively rare variety mainly found in Western maple species. The wavy texture of this wood is very fascinating, and the waves can be seen from small to large. It is suitable for making body veneers, and it is also useful to make the body of this wood.

Splash Maple Spalted Maple - This wood actually comes from dead or decaying maple trees, which are produced by fungi. The wood is soft and loose, and is generally used only for the body veneer. This kind of wood absorbs a lot of paint and is difficult to paint. It is almost impossible to paint by hand. The difference between each stained maple is very large, and generally the tobacco gradient will have a good effect.

Birdseye Maple - generally a wood with a "bird's eye" pattern selected from hard maple. The bird's eye pattern does not penetrate the whole piece of wood, so it is generally only used to make the body veneer. The sound is not as good as the hard maple, but it is very attractive as a veneer.

Barl Maple - This wood often has many small holes, which are usually filled with resin. The texture is loose and can only be used to make the body veneer. Applying high gloss varnish will be very beautiful.

African rosewood Padouk, African---This wood is bright orange when fresh, and will gradually oxidize into a warm brown-red color after processing and use. Smooth to the touch, similar to rosewood, the tone is similar to maple. This wood is quite durable and generally does not need to be painted and feels very comfortable.

Poplar Poplar---Aspen is a wood that many manufacturers have used for many years. Because its gray-green color is ugly, it can only be used to make a piano with a monochrome opaque paint. The weight of the body of the poplar is about 0.5 kilograms than that of the eucalyptus, and the tone is similar to the eucalyptus. The wood grain is closed and it is easy to paint.

Redwood---Redwood is generally used for veneer veneer. Because of its light texture, the veneer is generally thin and not suitable for use on a hollow body.

Rosewood Rosewood is the heaviest of the most common woods. The Fender Strat body made of mahogany usually weighs over 2.7 kg. There are many types of mahogany to choose from, the most common being the Palisander variety. The tone is warmer than Maple, but because of the oiliness of this wood, the high frequency characteristics are not good compared to Maple. Generally used as a fingerboard material, it is difficult to paint.

Brazilian rosewood - extremely valuable wood species, the texture is very beautiful, the color difference is large, generally only used as a body veneer. Basically, it is impossible to have real Brazilian rosewood on a production model guitar, which can only be found on some expensive handmade pianos.

Alaska spruce Sitka Spruce - used on classical or acoustic guitars, the texture is relatively straight, the color is milky white. Light weight, but very hard, generally used only for the veneer of electric guitar.

Walnut Walnut---Walnut is heavier, slightly lighter than hard maple, and the sound is similar to hard maple, but not so bright. Walnut fiber is open and suitable for oily paints.

Flame Walnut Figured Walnut--- is a kind of wood mainly used for veneer decoration. The texture is very beautiful and the flame pattern is rough.

Black-spotted Wenge---The color of black-spotted wood is mixed with black and chocolate brown, and the wood grain is relatively flat. It is generally used as a veneer.

Zebrawood, the American zebra, is a heavyweight, flatter wood grain with a strong contrast of color and a distinctive appearance. Generally used for the veneer of the body, the tone is similar to hard maple.

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