wood comparison

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wood comparison

Post by handoyomia » Wed Oct 04, 2006 6:04 am

hi, i have ton question sorry if get bored. I saw at yamaha website knowing that yamaha cg-171s is made by wood elbony and the cg-171c is made by rosewood. So my question which is best from the two type of wood. Thx any advice

Don Quichotte

Post by Don Quichotte » Wed Oct 04, 2006 2:09 pm

Ebony wood is the best for fretboards compared to rosewood.
Besides this,there are several ebony qualities.


Post by WHTang » Thu Oct 05, 2006 4:33 pm

Just a follow up question for Yamaha guitars. When the website says the back and side are made of rosewood, which type of rosewood would they usually be? Thanks ;)


Post by guitarstudent » Fri Oct 06, 2006 9:30 am

Its only Brazilian if they say so.
Laminated unless they say solid.


Post by chlimson » Fri Oct 13, 2006 5:38 pm

I thought S is for Spruce Top and C is for Cedar Top. You may want to write to Yamaha to confirm. I had bought a CG191S (not in production anymore) many years ago, and it is a Spruce Top.

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