Hey guys, I was just about ready to order my Warmoth body when I realized I wasn't 100% sold on my body wood choice.
First, some background. I'm building an SG body, TOM bridge, Hot P-90 bridge and Vintage P-90 neck, bolt-on maple/rosewood neck. The Warmoth SGs are a lot thicker than Gibby's, measuring 1 3/4" thick. I have no previous experience with P-90s, so I'm unsure how they respond to body woods.
I'm looking primarily at swamp ash and mahogany. I like swamp ash for it's warmth while still retaining clarity, and I'm attracted to the weight of Swamp Ash, but I'm worried that the guitar, when paired with a maple neck, could be overly bright.
Mahogany, on the other hand, I like for the sustain and full sound, but what worries me is that my LP has a tendency to be muddy at times, especially with the neck pickup. Given the thickness of Warmoth's SG, it seems like it might perform much like an LP.
So, P-90 players, what do you think?