I'm building a guitar out of padauk with a neck I picked up that has a padauk fretboard. I'm trying to decide on a pickup combo.
Don't worry, I'm in the right section of the forum, this is a question about the guitar tone wood not pickups.
On Warmoth, they describe the tone of padauk for the body as almost exactly middle of the road between bright and warm, much like alder. However, for the neck they show it as on the brighter side close to maple. WTF?!?!?
I'm confused on why that would be the case, thus my question:
Does anyone have experience with a padauk body guitar with a neck that has a padauk fretboard? Or basically, why would the wood have a different tone in the neck and body?