Re: Exotic woods
My question for those of you (esp. Chris Baird) is I have often seen these exotic woods on flat back mandolins, how often have you used them for carved arched backs and were the tone color results as noticable as they are with flatback mandolins with different backs? I have a carved back mandolin made of walnut that sounds very different from the maple ones I've played. I would guess each wood has it's own learning curve to get the best sound with each application (flat or carved back).
PS I singled out Chris b/c I use his tonewoods page as an excellent referenece when people are asking about tonewoods on flat top/back mandolins.
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