Electric Guitar / Bass Bodies
The symmetrical 2-pieces electric guitar body, is one of the most used options to make this instrument due to the stability it provides it. It is also used to make guitars with the “neck trough”. In the bodies of guitar and electric bass we can find 2 possibilities of symmetry: (1) vertical symmetry: a piece cut in half with 2 symmetrical pieces or (2) linear: 2 pieces that match in its grain vertically. These pieces aren’t broken nor have defects and the quarter cut design is the one that each species has.
Guitar bodies were usually made of wood such as Alder, Fresno or Mahogany, but in recent times different species of exotic wood with more density have been introduced that provide greater sustain and a more attractive aesthetic.