I've got a chambered warmoth strat made of basswood with a dimarzio tone zone in the bridge. I was concerned when it arrived as it is ridiculously light but it sounds pretty bloody good - I'm not going to exaggerate things and say its the best sounding guitar ever but I'm glad I went for the option, sustain, response tone etc all seem to be present and correct and I like playing it
Totally agree- I've always thought basswood was under-rated but I've got to say I've always liked it. I believe ibanez use it for their guitars for its consistency in weight and tone from one batch to another
ALL Strats are chambered, between the trem spring rout, the pickup rout, the plastic covers either side, there's practically nothing there already!
I've always been sceptical about how much difference extra holes in outlying areas can make, given that the strings are already almost floating in space.
The main reason I'm looking into warmoth is for the custom routing. I am hoping to have a p90 soap bar in the bridge! My middle pot hole needs to be bigger too. I plan on reaming that out myself though, to fit a 3 way switch in. I'll check gf though!
Correct Probot they do indeed, though they reckon Alder is even nicer, especially that it's more responsive, and very light. My custom Callaghan guitar has a solid Canadian ash body and it's very very heavy!! It's the heaviest guitar of its shape I've ever picked up. The one on the right in this picture. But it's a very beautiful wood as you can see, it deserves not to be painted! Being so solid and heavy, I believe (shoot me down) it has the longest sustain of the 3.5 guitars I have there. The notes certainly last longest on the unplugged tests.