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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