Body blanks - how many pieces are too many?
So I have a local source for Honduran mahogany. The problem though is in order to have a big enough piece for a guitar body it will take several pieces to make the blank. I know there are plenty of guitars made with 2 or 3 boards glued side by side so that’s not really my concern. What I am concerned about is having to use multiple boards to gain the proper thickness. Like 3 boards side by side with 2 or 3 more side by side glued on top of the first set or 3 boards.
Is there a problem with making body blanks like that?
Structurally speaking, you gain an advantage against warping, but asthetically it's not ideal. As Mark points out, use a thick cap (single piece or book matched) to make up the difference for both top and back if needed. And of course, you can always hide the Frankensteinish composite with paint.