I did use mahogany for sides and backs, and I've read about mahogany tops. As far as I remember, people consider they make good guitars for strumming, for they produce brilliant, "dry" tone.
I also consider myself to be…"
"Plywood is made of three or more thin sheets of wood. Sheets are disposed so that a given sheet has its grain perpendicular to the grain of the previous sheet. Because of that, plywood is more stable than solid wood - it won't shrink in dry…"
"I've spent less than 10' on an all mahogany Martin and that with an "assistant" hovering overhead, so I don't count that, but why I write is that the predomination of spruce & cedar have eclipsed the field, although so…"
"That clarifies things, Dan. Here "presswood" is what we call MDF or medium density fibreboard and it is just that ie pressed fibres. It it certainly easy to work with as it has no grain and I can tell you that no tool can be used on it…"
"By presswood, I believe Godin means some pressed-wood product made of wood fibers or chips bonded together with an adhesive. Particle board, like you'd find in Ikea furniture is an example. It will have veneer (or plastic) outer layers, but…"
"I hope this query finds a proper home. All of the range of acoustic guitars with the exception of the (solid wood models) in the Godin range state that their guitars are of three way lamination and not presswood. Presswood is not a term we use in…"
"I hope the all-hog Woodland Pro Folks start showing up here in the states soon. There is a S&P dealer here in Minneapolis but they get in guitars in batches. They do have the Spruce topped Woodland Pro Folk I'll try…"
"I was in my local chain store a couple of weeks ago and they had both the S&P Woodland Pro Folk and Seagull Maritime all-mahogany as well as the Martin all-hog. Doesn't help you out that they're in Calgary......."