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Soundboard Preparation
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Tonewood for Guitar Tops
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Tonewood Grading
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Top Tonewood Selection

Soundboard Preparation

This post assumes you have purchased the tonewood for the soundboard and it arrives rough-cut (as is typical of most tonewood), and now it is up you the luthier to thin the top, and join it to prepare for additional operations. Tools and Supplies: 24″ Metal Level Roll of Self-stick 220 Grit Garnet Sandpaper Guitar Plate[…]

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Tonewood for Guitar Tops

Selection of the guitar top plate tonewood is one of the most important steps you can make in the wood selection process. The top is the most influential piece of wood that shapes the guitars volume and tone color attributes. So follow these tips and if you find some great tonewood stock, load up on it and use if for many years to come.

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Tonewood Grading

As you will find out there are a lot of terms connected with wood, especially tonewood, such as grading, tone, tap tone, color, grain pattern and run-out, just to name a few. Top tonewood and back tonewood are graded for different characteristics that are inherent in a certain species of wood. For instance: How To[…]

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Top Tonewood Selection

Different wood species definitely influence the tone and volume of a guitar, whether that be an acoustic guitar or a classical guitar. For the purposes of selection of a tonewood for a guitar top plate, we will focus our attention on softwoods or conifer species of trees in this article.

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