Materials for Guitar Building
For guitar building you will not only need wood for the guitar, but you will also need wood to make fixtures, jigs and any number of things that will come in handy during the process. Here is a brief guide to what you will need.
Rough Cut Wood for the Guitar
Most yards will just have bundles of rough cut planks that they are bought from a broker. The planks are kept bundled or piled according to species. They are random cuts of wood, possibly each from a different tree that grew in a different locations. The minerals in the soil where a tree grows has a tremendous effect on the color and streaks in a piece of wood. To get an exact match it is necessary to get all the wood from the same tree, if not it will be hard to find two pieces that match. In this case you will being doing good if you can get close.