Wood grain orientation

Joe Strummer

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I’ve heard that straight wood grain tends to sound better than curly. Some straight grain soundboards are bookmatched at an angle, so the stripes make a more interesting pattern. Does this affect the tone vs parallel stripes?

Angled:
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Straight/parallel:
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Hmm, the angled is more expensive to make, there is more waste.
 
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