Acoustic Spruce

I'm making a guitar this summer and would like suggestions of reasonable costing wood types to use?

Me and a few friends are making guitars in the free time we have over the 8 weeks that we work at a boyscout camp using a book that my dad used when he made one a few years ago(with all our tools and stuff)... I'm going to be picking up supplies in the next few days and would like some input for what type of wood I should get.

You are looking for what luthiers call tonewoods. So here is a brief rundown:

If acoustic: spruce, maple or cedar top, mahogany or maple sides and back.

If solid body electric: basswood, alder, mahogany, ash

Good luck, it is quite an undertaking (but fun if you have patience)

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IBANEZ M522S DVS F STYLE ARCH SOLID SPRUCE TOP MANDOLIN VINTAGE SUNBURST
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1960s 70s Unmarked bowlback mandolin maybe Suzuki spruce and maple nice RELIST
1960s 70s Unmarked bowlback mandolin maybe Suzuki spruce and maple nice RELIST
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IRIN Classic Dual Cutaway Spruce Acoustic Mandolin Set Sunset Red Case Bag
IRIN Classic Dual Cutaway Spruce Acoustic Mandolin Set Sunset Red Case Bag
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Stagg M40S 8 String Bluegrass Mandolin with Solid Spruce Top Goldburst
Stagg M40S 8 String Bluegrass Mandolin with Solid Spruce Top Goldburst
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Planet Inlaid Solidwood Acacia Koa Spruce A Style Mandolin Handmade bag MD4725
Planet Inlaid Solidwood Acacia Koa Spruce A Style Mandolin Handmade bag MD4725
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Savannah SF 100 F STYLE ARCH SPRUCE TOP MANDOLIN Sunburst
Savannah SF 100 F STYLE ARCH SPRUCE TOP MANDOLIN Sunburst
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Stagg M40 S Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin w Solid Spruce Top Goldburst Finish
Stagg M40 S Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin w Solid Spruce Top Goldburst Finish
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New Morgan Monroe MM 550F Solid Spruce Top F Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
New Morgan Monroe MM 550F Solid Spruce Top F Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
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New Morgan Monroe MM 100AM Spruce Top Classic A Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
New Morgan Monroe MM 100AM Spruce Top Classic A Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
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New Morgan Monroe MM 100FM Spruce Top Classic F Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
New Morgan Monroe MM 100FM Spruce Top Classic F Style Mandolin Vintage Sunburst
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Flinthill FHM75 F Style Mandolin CASE AND STRAP SOLID SPRUCE TOP Fantastic
Flinthill FHM75 F Style Mandolin CASE AND STRAP SOLID SPRUCE TOP Fantastic
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J Reynolds JRMAN20 Spruce Top Mandolin Wine Red Sunburst Finish
J Reynolds JRMAN20 Spruce Top Mandolin Wine Red Sunburst Finish
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Ibanez M522SBS F Style Solid Spruce Top Acoustic Mandolin Brown Sunburst
Ibanez M522SBS F Style Solid Spruce Top Acoustic Mandolin Brown Sunburst
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Long Neck Bouzouki Fretted Lute Solid Spruce Top SB 6
Long Neck Bouzouki Fretted Lute Solid Spruce Top SB 6
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STAGG ACOUSTIC A STYLE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN w SPRUCE TOP RED BURST M30
STAGG ACOUSTIC A STYLE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN w SPRUCE TOP RED BURST M30
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New Eastman MD515 F Style Solid Maple Spruce Mandolin W Case  LA Guitar Sales
New Eastman MD515 F Style Solid Maple Spruce Mandolin W Case LA Guitar Sales
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New Eastman MD315 F Style Solid Maple Spruce Mandolin With Bag LA Guitar Sales
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STAGG ACOUSTIC A STYLE BLUEGRASS MANDOLIN w SOLID SPRUCE TOP M30 S
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MANDOLIN EPIPHONE MM 20 AS SPRUCE TOP CHROME HARD WEAR CASE PICKS
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Gretsch G9350 Park Avenue AE F Style Mandolin Solid Spruce 3 Color Sunburst
Gretsch G9350 Park Avenue AE F Style Mandolin Solid Spruce 3 Color Sunburst
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New IRIN Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top W Style Mandolin Free Gig Bag Sunburst
New IRIN Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top W Style Mandolin Free Gig Bag Sunburst
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Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top F Style Mandolin Free Gig Bag Sunburst Brand New
Hand Carved Solid Spruce Top F Style Mandolin Free Gig Bag Sunburst Brand New
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Oscar Schmidt Left Hand Florentine Mandolin Spruce Top SunburstOM10ETSLH
Oscar Schmidt Left Hand Florentine Mandolin Spruce Top SunburstOM10ETSLH
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J Reynolds JRMAN30 Spruce Top Mandolin Black Gloss Finish
J Reynolds JRMAN30 Spruce Top Mandolin Black Gloss Finish
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IRIN High Quality Classic Spruce Acoustic Mandolin Set Sunset Red Case Bag
IRIN High Quality Classic Spruce Acoustic Mandolin Set Sunset Red Case Bag
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Oscar Schmidt A Style Mandolin Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back Sides OM12B
Oscar Schmidt A Style Mandolin Select Spruce Top Mahogany Back Sides OM12B
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Stagg M40 S Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin w Solid Spruce Top Goldburst Finish
Stagg M40 S Acoustic Bluegrass Mandolin w Solid Spruce Top Goldburst Finish
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Small Arch Back Solid Spruce  Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI100 104
Small Arch Back Solid Spruce Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI100 104
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Small Arch Back Solid Spruce  Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI105 109
Small Arch Back Solid Spruce Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI105 109
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Small Arch Back Solid Spruce  Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI110 114
Small Arch Back Solid Spruce Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI110 114
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Small Arch Back Solid Spruce  Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI115 119
Small Arch Back Solid Spruce Acacia Koa Mandolin with Hard Case NAMI115 119
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M700AVS Spruce Maple F Style Mandolin
M700AVS Spruce Maple F Style Mandolin
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