Acoustic Guitar Magazine ran a great video piece on the woods used in acoustic guitars. George Lowden’s “Every Guitar Has A Voice” videos give a nice introduction and overview of the different woods used in high end acoustic guitars, and the tones created by them.
The videos are about 15min and 10min respectively, so it’s a nice quick overview. His patient and thoughtful manner give such a sense of craftsmanship that goes into creating quality acoustic guitars.
On choosing an acoustic guitar, George says:
“…the one that speaks to you most is the one that you should choose, but I’m trying to give you a head start in that choice by understanding what different woods do.”
View Part 1 on Acoutic Guitar Magazine’s site here: Every Guitar Has A Voice | Part 1
View Part 2 on Youtube here: Every Guitar Has A Voice | Part 2
For more info on George Lowden guitars: www.georgelowden.com