Fore acoustics, I like what Yamaha does with their A.R.E. treatment for opening up the wood. However, buying a used instrument that's been around for a few years and played regularly, likely accomplishes the same thing.Tonal effects for sure, but I wonder if it makes any effect of stability.
Not sure about 'seasoned,' but wood is hygroscopic, which means it's going to adjust to the ambient air conditions anyway. You can dry it out all you want, won't stay that way.I think it will yield a stable neck because the moisture content would be low and the wood would be properly seasoned
It's not really a question of morals - if a guitar buyer commissioning a guitar is of the opinion that Wood ABC Subspecies 24 has more of the tonal characteristics that they're looking for than Wood rs59q and asks for that, then who's the luthier to say "those woods are going to sound pretty much the same." The beauty of the sound is is the ear of the beholder. If I can't tell the difference between two woods it's not immoral for me not to tell you you're wrong if you can.Eh, I think some builders are morally above that
I have seen so many posts that would make the uninitiated think that guitars are the most intricate of all manufactured products. Those kind of people are overpaying for their purchases or are still saving for it/them.The late Glenn McDougall of Fury Guitars told me: "You can only make a guitar so good, after that you're just paying for fancy materials and decoration."