The wood chosen for the top of your guitar is the material that
has the single greatest impact on its sound. However, soundboard
wood is only one variable that affects tone, and I advise customers
not to lose too much sleep over it.
I normally recommend choosing the soundboard based on playing style,
and the back based on general tonal characteristics and aesthetics.
The final sound can be tailored when the guitar is built.
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