This is a great discussion on woods and how they affect the tone.
I can't take credit for finding these as I found them on another forum but I thought they were very educational and I learned things I did not know before, which isn't all that difficult. One thing that stood out for me was how different the 3 piece back changed the sound. The graphs too were great in picking out the differents tonal characteristics at different hertz levels.The second video, the one with all those Martins, is especially good in outlining the sounds different woods make. It also shows why pre-war Martins go for tens of thousands. Nothing quite like Brazilian Rosewood!
Great vid too for anyone on the market for a hi end guitar. It is, IMO, a must to try guitars with different woods as one will (almost) inevitably jump out from the lot. That’s probably the guitar for you, then. I have a mahogany Martin (which I love) and my Neighbour has a Indian rosewood Martin (which I play a lot). Both awesome, both very different.
Thanks for posting.
Welcome aboard! When you are ready to upgrade your acoustic, you would do well to look at Eastman and Alvarez. They have been making quality instruments for decades at prices the competition can't touch.I've been taking local guitar lessons in San Jose for a few months now and I've really been enjoying playing it in my spare time. The acoustic guitar has a really warm sound to it and I just love tinkering with it these days. I've been looking at purchasing the Gibson J-15 but it's quite expensive.