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Like the neck, the wood used for the body, and its quality, plays a role in how the guitar sound.

Alder is used in most Fender Strats mainly because of its light weight and it’s easy to finish due to minimal grain lines.

In this feature we’ll look at a handful of models with David Gilmour’s tones in mind. You are the musician and the guitar is the tool you use to express your feelings and music.

It may sound like a cliché but you need to be at one with the guitar for the inspiration to flow.

Alder is also the most neutral sounding of the commonly used wood types with a full tone, well balanced lower end a hint of mid range.

Swamp ash, or southern ash, is considered as the most musical wood and it’s often preferred by the more demanding players.

Home Page | Radios by Maker | Gallery of Radios | Terms & Conditions | FAQ New Radios! | How to Buy | The NEW Price Guide | Sold Radios Sold Radios by Maker | What's My Radio Worth? Depending on the radius, thickness and contour of the neck, maples are generally brighter sounding with a bit more top and less mid range.Rosewood necks (or rosewood fretboard) has a slightly warmer tone with more mid range and perhaps an overall more balanced character.Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.

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Depending on the radius, thickness and contour of the neck, maples are generally brighter sounding with a bit more top and less mid range.

Rosewood necks (or rosewood fretboard) has a slightly warmer tone with more mid range and perhaps an overall more balanced character.

Some basic knowledge about the different wood types, neck and body profiles, pickups etc will help you in making the best choice.

There’s little doubt that US Fenders are better than Mexicans.

Buying a new guitar is a considerable investment for most of us.