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Does anyone have a Pine guitar body?

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  • Does anyone have a Pine guitar body?

    I just got a Tele body from a seller on Ebay and am curious where Pine falls on the tonewood spectrum?
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    I think i've read it's slightly darker than alder/ash, don't quote me on that though. My CV tele is pine, but i've not played another one to compare it too.
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    • #3
      I had a CV tele and it sounded bright. I guess it had something to do with the PU's. Heavy mofo.
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      • #4
        After more searching i'm seeing some people say it's not as bright as ash but not as warm as basswood. And yeah, mine is kinda hefty.
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        • #5
          Many types of pine. Hard and heavey like yellow pine to clear and light like sugar pine.

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          • #6
            If I'm not mistaken, both Spruce and Agathis are types of pine.

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            • #7
              I have a LSL T-bone with a sugar pine body. To me it tends to be slightly less icepicky than alder or ash, while still being very bright and twangy.

              Disclaimer: I don't currently own an alder or ash guitar to compare it to, I am just going on what I remember.

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              • #8
                I play this custom Rick Kelly pine guitar. It was made from 200 year old lumber so I don't know if my observations apply to what the OP is talking about, but the tone is well balanced and very woody sounding. Definetly not overly bright.

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                • #9
                  I put together a La Cabronita style Tele with a one piece sugar pine body. It was one amazingly resonant mofo! The body weighed in at slightly less than 4 lbs. As for the tone, it's always difficult to determine how much of the tone of a particular guitar is attributable to the body wood, but this particular guitar had a really balanced tone with great a great snap/attack to it. It was a very lively instrument.

                  As DaleH noted, there are many different types of pine with different characteristics.

                  Here's the one I put together. Wish I still had it, but I had to sell it to pay for my mahogany Tele project.

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                  • #10
                    I redid the finish on my buddies Strat last year.
                    I was suprised to find the body was pine under that ugly paint job.
                    The wood was highly resonant when you tapped on the body.
                    Since he played in a band with me using that instrument for a good
                    5 years I was familure with its bright tone. I always thought it was his
                    pickups that were responsible for the bright tone, but it was the body.

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                    • #11
                      I put together a La Cabronita style Tele with a one piece sugar pine body. It was one amazingly resonant mofo! The body weighed in at slightly less than 4 lbs. As for the tone, it's always difficult to determine how much of the tone of a particular guitar is attributable to the body wood, but this particular guitar had a really balanced tone with great a great snap/attack to it. It was a very lively instrument.

                      As DaleH noted, there are many different types of pine with different characteristics.

                      Here's the one I put together. Wish I still had it, but I had to sell it to pay for my mahogany Tele project.



                      Nice guitar, not convinced of the pickguard though, full marks for not a standard tele one though.
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                      • #12
                        If I'm not mistaken, both Spruce and Agathis are types of pine.


                        Spruce is a pine. Agathis I've always been told is part of the mahogany family, but I can't claim to be certain of that.
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                        • #13
                          My wife says I have a pear guitar body....


                          But dang there are some beautiful guitars in this thread!!!!
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                          • #14
                            Pine is kind of a soft wood. It's light but it doesn't hold small screws and hardware well. Sometimes you'll get problems with a bolt on neck pulling forward from string tension that has to be addressed. It also dents easily. It's not a "hardwood"...it's the stuff you see in 2 by 4 boards at Home Depot. It's cheap, light and easy to cut but I doubt it has much sustain compared to harder woods. It also finishes kind of "splotchy" with certain finishes because it aborbs stain in random ways depending on grain. It's prone to knotholes too in the cheaper grades. Some people actually like this in a sort of redneck/cheap kitch way. There's a "knotty pine" Gretsch Jet guitar for example.
                            You might want to consider basswood as it has similar properties to pine and is more widely used in the guitar industry.
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                            • #15
                              I put together a La Cabronita style Tele with a one piece sugar pine body. It was one amazingly resonant mofo! The body weighed in at slightly less than 4 lbs. As for the tone, it's always difficult to determine how much of the tone of a particular guitar is attributable to the body wood, but this particular guitar had a really balanced tone with great a great snap/attack to it. It was a very lively instrument.

                              As DaleH noted, there are many different types of pine with different characteristics.

                              Here's the one I put together. Wish I still had it, but I had to sell it to pay for my mahogany Tele project.



                              Very nice looking body...who made it?

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