I hear differences in tap tone in two shaped neck blanks taken from the same parent blank. Your conclusion with different bits of wood is not sound.I can absolutely hear a large difference in tap tone between laminated plates and sides that have been glued with titebond vs something glass hard like UF. How much this contributes to overall tone of an electric instrument, I cant say.
.......................+ 100The tighter your joints are, the less effect glue will have on your tone. So make those joints nice and tight every time.
I've used mostly Titebond original on my guitars and they sustain as well as any guitars you'll ever find. Because the joinery is as tight as a tick's butthole.
Its up there with Viagra for hardness.Based on Q&A from Freddy's recent video build thread I had been planning on trying UF (urea formaldehyde) glue for the permanent joints (neck laminations, wings, top) for my next build.
I'm wondering where that glue sits on this hardness scale, and frankly, why it wasn't part of the testing since UF glue in luthery isnt exactly unheard of
FWIW, bond strength with original titebond is a bit higher than the titebond whiteI know this much, I was surprised about the Titebond White Glue being towards the top
of that list. I'm like a lot of guys and normally use the basic, yellow, Titebond I but next
time I'm out I think I'll pick up a bottle of the "General/All Purpose".