How do you all feel about Chestnut as a tone wood?
I was visiting Etienne Vanhove’s shop to have him repair the pickguard on my mandolin and noticed a large chunk of it in the shop. It’ll need to be trimmed and stacked, but it’s beautiful stuff. Yellow like Maple, but without the green overtones. Chestnut has blue overtones.
I’m thinking fretboards maybe? But like Maple and Walnut, a relative, it could be used for the body.
I’ve Only seen it used as a binding or marquetry inlay on a few guitars from Japan, Yamaki,Yairi, Tokai, Never as a back and sides tone wood use. I could imagine it looking sharp as a combo three piece back for Mando or guitar.