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  • How do you rate Agathis as a guitar body material?

    I was thinking about getting a cheap beat-around Ibanez RG120 at GC for $150 otd, maybe upgrade to Planet Waves locking tuners. They have the same Wizard II neck as it's more expensive cousins and they actually play very nicely.

    My question is the body(wood?).

    I am not familiar with Agathis. Is it a wood? How does it compare to basswood? Any insight appreciated

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    Anyone wanna throw in some input...I would like to know about Agathis as well.
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    • #3
      On a scale of 0 to 0.12 I'd rate it a 0.093
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      • #4
        it's about a 16...

        on a 4 star system. Possibly greener.

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        • #5
          What does wood sound like = What does coffee smell like

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          • #6
            that doesnt make a whole lot of sense abstract, but agathis is supposed to be a cheap mahagony, sorta like plywood, I would rate basswood as a much better wood than agathis
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            • #7

              I am not familiar with Agathis. Is it a wood? How does it compare to basswood? Any insight appreciated


              Agathis is indeed a wood. It's meant to be like alder. It's an Asian wood so it's typically cheaper for Asian builders than alder hence its use in many low-price guitars these days as an upgrade from plywood.

              I've got a Squier Jagmaster made of agathis and it seems reasonable; not fantastic, but reasonable. This is probably down to the manufacture quality rather than the wood itself. Can't see the wood itself as it is covered with silver glitter so I can't say what it looks like.
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              • #8
                that doesnt make a whole lot of sense abstract, but agathis is supposed to be a cheap mahagony, sorta like plywood, I would rate basswood as a much better wood than agathis


                I own both. I think both are pleasant.

                Trying to ascribe a timbre to a timber...is worthless.

                There is equal variation in the sonic spectrum of a TYPE of wood as there is between DIFFERENT TYPES of wood.

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                • #9
                  that doesnt make a whole lot of sense abstract, but agathis is supposed to be a cheap mahagony, sorta like plywood,


                  And you're telling ME I don't make sense?

                  lol

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                  • #10
                    ... agathis is supposed to be a cheap mahagony, sorta like plywood, I would rate basswood as a much better wood than agathis


                    ... and you're basing that on what?



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                    • #11
                      that doesnt make a whole lot of sense abstract, but agathis is supposed to be a cheap mahagony, sorta like plywood, I would rate basswood as a much better wood than agathis
                      Is there anything more majestic than the beautiful fall colors of the magnificent plywood tree?
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                      • #12
                        Is there anything more majestic than the beautiful fall colors of the magnificent plywood tree?


                        I hear it looks and sounds like an agathis tree.

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                        • #13
                          I hear it looks and sounds like an agathis tree.


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                          • #14
                            I had an Ibanez made of it, and it didn't sound too bad. Maybe like a poor cut of Mahagony.

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                            • #15
                              Poor cut of mahogany? I don't mean to doubt you, but...
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