Mudcat Café message #1336588 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #75819   Message #1336588
Posted By: mooman
23-Nov-04 - 12:06 PM
Thread Name: Strings and Things
Subject: RE: BS: Strings and Things
Dear Spot,

As a gross generalisation, mahogany will give a slightly sweeter, softer sound very suitable for chord work and strumming whereas rosewood, being a much harder wood, tends to give better separation between strings and a strong bass, very good for fingerpicking. This is not to say that there aren't guitars around where it works well the other way round as you also have to factor in the tonewood. Sitka, European, Englemann and Adirondack spruce all have different tonal qualities and are different in sound from cedar and from Swiss pine. The design and overall build quality also need to be taken into account.

Hope this helps.