Well, just got hold of a jem pbk neck (yes!!!!!!) and think I might just have to build a guitar round it, so will be off looking for a body for it.
Now, i want something different than basswood for a start, further, I am think of either getting alder or a mahogony with maple cap, just as i want it to complement the guitars I already have (ie, i have a mahogony s, swamp ash/maple lacs, basswood rg and a basswood jem) so want tonal variety.
So basically, what do you guys reckon in terms of wood choice, and who would you recommend to make it for me? I want a good job doing, as it NEEDS to be able to survive a touiring enviroment.
I am thinking of going with simms again, as the swamp ash body he made for the UV from hell came out really well.
He has some Aussie wood varieties that are cool.
A quote from his site.
Australian Black Wattle - Rare local Australian timber, beautiful brown color with darker brown/grey streaks running through. Tonally between Ash and Mahogany.