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A Glossary Guide To Types of Guitar Woods (Tonewoods) and Components

A Glossary Guide To Types of Guitar Woods (Tonewoods) and Components

One of the most common FAQ topics we get here, and virtually every guitar dealer or manufacturer out there, is about guitar wood. When anyone first sees the term 'Ovangkol', ourselves included, we wondered how the heck to pronounce it (that would be: oh-van-gual), let alone know the use in a guitar. 

So here are some of the most commonly used guitar wood definitions and how it impacts playing or the guitar itself (based on many writers on the subject):

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