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  • n. Plural form of tonewood.


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  • While the sounding board is of cedar, one of the two most common tonewoods, the sides and back are of a somewhat-unusual wood, Osage Orange.

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  • This cedar/Mahogany Grand Auditorium is a completely sustainable wood guitar made of 100 percent FSC-Pure certified Western Red Cedar and Central American Mahogany tonewoods.

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  • Only a month ago, Walden Guitars announced the new Madera line of guitars made from FSC-pure certified tonewoods.

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  • As a former wood scientist, now working in the nanoscience field, I tend towards the view that it ought to be possible to detect any changes in the micromorphology of the tonewoods as they age using modern instruments and measuring techniques.

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  • Your opinion on how the body shape (i.e. oval vs. F-model) and various tonewoods affect the tone (in particular the bass response) > Just like with mandolins, those two body types don't necessarily have any impact on tone.

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  • Are there any more common tonewoods that have a similar sound to koa or walnut?

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  • Things like design shapes, finish colors, tail piece design but when it comes to the tonewoods, I wouldn't ask a builder to take that kind of experimental risk on an instrument I was commissioning.

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  • These two tonewoods have very different and unique tonal characteristics and sonic properties.

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  • Guitar makers know that the woods they've used for years might not continue to be had at the quantities and low prices they're used to, but they are willing to adapt: "Alternative woods are the key to successful guitars," says Bob Taylor of Taylor Guitars, which has been a pioneer in the use of exotic and sustainably harvested tonewoods in their high quality acoustic guitars.

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  • (interestingly it was a topic I had proposed for my PhD research for violin tonewoods some 30+ years ago but I was coaxed into another direction).

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