wpmartin1979 wrote:Wow nice work on that guitar Bill, you are truly talented. I knew oak guitars had to be out there. Also don’t see too many pine guitars.
There are tons of pine guitars out there. One readily available example is the squier CV tele.
Pine is resonant, and like poplar is used on a lot of cheaper guitars. Big issue with it is that it is a soft wood, so picks up dings and other damage easily as a result.
Point of interest: my heaviest guitar is an alder MIA strat at a little over 10 pounds. My second lightest electric is a Les Paul at slightly over 7. They both resonate fine, but the LP has more sustain.
I do have a question about the brass in Tiger's body. Is it a solid layer of brass in the hippy sandwich, or just a decorative binding that is inlaid? I've usually seen it referred to as a binding, which would add minimal weight and not really contribute anything to the tone. As others have said, cocobolo, maple, walnut, rosewood and purpleheart are all dense, heavy woods, so even without a brass layer a solid body guitar made primary out of those types could be extremely heavy.
To add to the list of weird woods to see a guitar made out of, one of the most beautiful guitars I've seen was made out of redwood by a master builder who is sadly no longer with us.