I know that some ‘Highly Figured” Flame Maple has always looked great on the FTC.
I do think that KOA holds a lot of appeal if the “Right” set.
While I have never played a Cedar top guitar I have been led to believe that Cedar Sounds has good as it is going to be when new and does not “Open ” like Spruce overtime.
I like Matts descriptions of the Maple/Spruce Combo
Thought on Rosewoods?? NOT BRAZ….outside the budget and not able to travel across borders.
Should our project Bindings and inlays be simple or a bit on the wild side…. Palo, Paule ?
This will be an interesting build…..REMEMBER, We want this guitar to be a Primo example of the SCGC 50 years of craft.
1993 Martin HD-28 IR/Sitka
2001 SCGC F Cutaway Maple/German
2008 SCGC OT Madi/Italian
2015 SCGC OM “The Tree” Hog/ European
2016 SCGC 1934 D45 Braz/ Adi
2016 Taylor K62 CE Limited Edition 12 string all Koa
2019 SCGC FTC Granadillo/Redwood
Life is a journey…not a guided tour,
The Bay,The Gulf Stream , The Open Ocean are particular about who they share their secrets with.