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Guitar: Wood Bodies

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I'm thinking of getting a Washburn (awaiting Quadlaser's pm). I noted that most guitars have an Alder Body and things of the sort. But the one I want is "hardwood". Is that any good? I don't wanna get a guitar that sucks.


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The wood used to make the guitar should depend on what sound you're looking for. I can't recommend one type over another, because it's all a matter of preference. But to give you an idea of what you can look for, here a website that gives a pretty good description of all the common woods and their tonal properties:


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