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Old 16th December 2014
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Originally Posted by Grimace View Post
Anyway, back to guitars. They are built out of wood. Wood has damping properties. If a vibrating body was such a desirable thing, why not just make it out of aluminum or steel?
Aluminum and steel are too heavy. Besides, wood sounds better - just my opinion (and just about everyone else's too).

People have been trying for decades to make instruments out of materials other than wood, but nobody has ever improved on the musical properties of wood. Again, that's just my opinion, but it's also the opinion of almost every other guitar player and luthier in the world.