My wood of choice is Cedrela, or Spanish Cedar. Many guitarmakers use it as a replacement for mahogany, for 2 reasons. First, it is much lighter. Second, the sound is much like mahogany, but with added brightness. It gives the ‘mahogany-sound’ a little extra liveliness and acoustic quality, and a less harsh character, making it more versatile.
The lighter weight is comfortable, and it also helps to create a better balance. The biggest complaint about a T-bird is the balance. The Lowlander has no neckdive. Weight helps, light weight tuners help, but the real solution is to locate the lower strapbutton to a clever position. This way the strap no longer lifts the body to the point of neckdive. And it also shifts the body to a more comfortable position so that the neck doesn’t feel extended, but in close range to common neckpositions.
I am really proud of the design. The sound is vintage with attitude, the looks are classic, the feel is comfortable and the contruction is much improved. I also designed a custom logo especially for this bass.