tiger maple with boiled linseed oil (2 to1 mineral spirits/linseed oil) 1 coat 1 day later vs raw limba
gin blossoms 'someday soon'
maple: acoustic guitar very natural. space still there, a distant detail and truness of sound not heard in any other wood. at 2:50 -3:05 can actually hear the quality of the wood block being tapped to time way in the background. with limba, not only can I basically not hear the block of wood, I certainly can't hear it's quality.
low end on limba is blurry, same up into low mids.
slowly dragged chords, almost arpeggio, are fully heard as the pick is raked across the strings with maple. the sound is simultanoeusly very paced and at the same time in slow motion as you hear the nuance. Similar to its affect on vocal vibrato, time seems to slow down, but the pace of the song keeps on going. This may be it's most amazing quality. It lingers on the parts of the performance where the musican is really puttig himself into it and simultaneously keeps a very quick pace to the background of the song.
limba has none of this. in comparison, sounds like the entire band is playing in a pad coated room. no room ambiance
the feel of the hardened lindseed oil cup is very stiff. even one wiped on coat totally turned this into a hard feeling piece of wood. but this is not your exotic wood hardness. it's light and not dense at all. it's stiff.
the connells, one simple word - same as above. bass far superior with santos.more detail, more natural
Edited by thelostMIDrange - 1/29/12 at 12:56am