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Tonewood Spotlight: Maple, the Overlooked Alternative

Sometimes life hands us a binary choice; I recall how my heart would sink when the middle school lunch-lady would issue her daily demand, “peas or fruit?” (I suppose a tossed salad would be out of the question, then?). Acoustic … Continue reading

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Tonewood Spotlight: Mahogany

How do I love thee, mahogany? Let me count the ways: L‑00, D‑18, O‑22, J‑45, Les Paul Junior…. Mahogany is the cornerstone tonewood of the fretted instrument world. What it lacks in dramatic visual appeal and breathless testimonial from wood-sniffers, … Continue reading

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Archtop Tonewoods: Maple vs. Mahogany

Maple vs. Mahogany – Archtop Guitar Tonewoods Here at Sound Pure I am often asked about the differences between various tonewoods, and while it is rare that anything in the boutique guitar industry is very black and white, I try … Continue reading

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