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I have an old Hamer Vintage S that's got a solid flame maple body. Everyone tells me it should be horribly bright but it's actually fairly mellow.
I've got a couple of old Kramer Pacers and 1 Baretta in solid maple and they are heavy as ****************, sustain for days, and are actually quite warm sounding. I agree. Now I have an alder supertele with a 1/4" maple top and that one is bright and crisp, like you would expect.
Very Heavy, Les Paul originally wanted the Les Paul guitar to have a Maple body with a Mahogany top, but Gibson engineers told him the guitar would be way to heavy.
My best friend has a 81' Gibson Victory which is all Maple.
I endorse Laura & Valve Queen tubes, you should too.Marshall, Gibson, Fender, Charvel/Jackson."I'm happy to pay my tech $40 bucks to take the Zap for me."One kick-butt deal with johnpace2 Dave Friedman of RACKSYSTEMS is a genius.After the Firebird X, i'm quite convinced Henry Juszkiewicz is crazy.Member of the JMP Hall of Fame.
the Ric 650C is all maple. its definitely a solid feeling guitar, and brings the rock. if i had the need, i'd get one.
The Common Sense Mets Fan
There is a cult of ignorance in the United States, and there always has been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion that democracy means that "my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge." - Isaac Asimov, Newsweek (21 January 1980)