"-Guitar industry uses around 200 species of wood in the process, some of which are rare.
-Those rare types of wood, which are of course the most prized ones, are considered as solitary growers, meaning they are often hidden among throngs of other species. This makes them harder to find and requires clearing larger areas of trees. Examples include mahogany and ebony.
-There's a widespread belief that old growth wood offers the best sound."
I have been wondering about on how on this day and age why we still make Electric Guitars out of mainly Wood. Its a material that by its own nature will Shrink and Expand with temperature and humidity variations making it be always out of tune.
So what's the reason? Because it's what always have been? I don't buy that... i'm pretty sure because wood is "cheap" but it may start to not be sooner than we might expect...
I'd play a carbon fiber guitar, if a carbon fiber guitar weren't so damn expensive.