Originally Posted by VHF
Not sure about tone....but birdseye sure looks cool.
Yeah, I am building some guitars and I really like the way a nice birdseye neck/board looks with abalone inlays......
Thing is, I went through some lengths researching a certain 'tone' to a body wood selection and I just wanted to try and preserve that.
Only reason why I asked; I didnt think that it really made that much of a difference; it would be a flat-sawn maple, albeit of the 'western maple' variety as opposed to a flat sawn eastern/rock maple or a 1/4 sawn eastern maple.
I would think, in terms of brightness (from least bright to most bright), maple neck
woods would look something like this:
B-eye/Flame Western maple - flat sawn eastern maple - 1/4 sawn east maple.
Again, very subtle difference is probably the change in tone.