The type of wood of an acoustic instrument has a huge influence on tone, but what about electric guitars? This is sometimes referred to as the Tone Wood Debate. In the guitar community there is no clear consensus on this issue. In this video the exact same guitar neck, pickup and hardware are assembled to two bodies of identical dimensions and density. One is Mahogany and one is Maple.
Also a third body made of Pressure treated Fir, from Friday’s clip, is included in the comparison, that one has different dimensions and density though.
Amp setup: 1977 Marshall Super Bass into 2x 1971 Marshall 1960A and 1960B 4×12 Cabs, miked by Unidyne IV 548 close mic and AKG C414 BXLII room mic.
Dimensions Maple and Mahogany bodies: 510x120x21mm, density for both 650 g/m3
Dimension Pressure treated Fir: 415x120x27, density 920 g/m3