Basswood guitar body blank
These high quality guitar body blanks are great for routing your own design.
- Minimum dimensions: 18″ x 14″ x 1.75″
- Planned flat, rough sanded.
- 2 piece blanks have the joint in the center.
- May have discolorations inherent to the wood species.
This is a stock item. You will not get the one pictured.
Basswood is affordable and abundant. It has become particularly associated with mid- or budget-level guitars. Basswood was particularly popular in the 1980s. Basswood is a good tonewood and many guitar makers have had excellent results using it. It is a very light and soft wood, and it is light in color. It has minimal grain. Mostly this wood is used for instruments with solid color finishes. Solid basswood bodies have a fat, well-balanced tone. There’s a muscular midrange. On a well-made guitar, basswood can yield good tone and dynamics, with good definition. It may be less expensive than its big brothers (alder and ash), but that doesn’t mean that it shouldn’t see more use!