Last Updated on March 18, 2020 by GuitarsCamp
In this post, I’ll show you some knowledge about Solid Wood and Laminate Wood. But first, I have to say that though the woods will has more effect on the quality sound of guitar however that not mean you just choose a guitar which made of quality wood and you will best sounds.
For instance, with the same guitar wood that has Sikita Spruce: Top, Rosewood: Back and Side, the price for this is $300 and for other is $1000? So why is the difference?
It depends on many other factors like the process of choosing woods, manufacture, workmanship skills, finish, brands,…
Now, I come back to the main point for Solid Wood or Laminate Wood.
Choosing Solid Wood or Laminate Wood for your Guitar?
- Solid Wood is constructed out of a solid piece of natural wood.
- Laminate Wood is constructed with very thin sheets of wood glued together.
Solid Wood is constructed out of a solid piece of natural wood. Some luthiers say that selecting the right wood for the top is one of the most important in determining the overall tone of the guitar. Because most of the sound comes from the top, so if that is a solid wood that does make a big difference tone.
Solid wood Top
Laminate Wood is constructed with very thin sheets of wood glued together. It is cheaper and not as well resonant as solid wood. But laminated wood is less prone to humidity and temperature changes. So when you take your guitar around a lot and maybe want to play it at a camp-fire late at night, it’s the right choice to choose such a laminate wood guitar.
Laminate wood Top
A guitar with solid wood top and laminate wood back & side makes for a good sounding guitar at a reasonable price for beginners.