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  • Thoughts on a guitar body made frm solid maple?

    What kind of sound would you expect fro a guitar made from solid hard maple? Anyone ever played a solid body maple guitar?

    Thanks in advance

  • #2
    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.

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    • #3
      Heavy and bright... I've only played a solid maple bass though.
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      • #4
        Deep Thoughts by Jack Handy:


        An all maple body on an electric guitar should provide syrupy tones
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        Originally Posted by arrowhen


        I figure I've only got about $200 worth of talent, so anything I spend over that is just wasted beer money.









        Originally Posted by RaVenCAD


        I think the most interesting facet of this entire topic is that more people seem to like Ed Roman than BG76.. Out dickheading Ed Roman - man, that takes some serious skill..

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        • #5
          My dilemma is I have a nice piece of maple that I thought would be cool to make a simple 'heavy rock' guitar out of.

          Real simple lay put ( 1 humbucker (EMG 81) in the bridge, 1 volume knob and a string through body bridge )

          Probably not worth it if it's going to be mega bright?

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          • #6
            bright

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            • #7
              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.

              Go figure???
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              • #8
                My dilemma is I have a nice piece of maple that I thought would be cool to make a simple 'heavy rock' guitar out of.

                Real simple lay put ( 1 humbucker (EMG 81) in the bridge, 1 volume knob and a string through body bridge )

                Probably not worth it if it's going to be mega bright?


                naw dude, build yer guitar. if it's bright just stuff a dark sounding pickup in it
                I puked last night after eating a volcano taco and drinking vodka. I felt like a ****************ing dragon.









                Originally Posted by arrowhen


                I figure I've only got about $200 worth of talent, so anything I spend over that is just wasted beer money.









                Originally Posted by RaVenCAD


                I think the most interesting facet of this entire topic is that more people seem to like Ed Roman than BG76.. Out dickheading Ed Roman - man, that takes some serious skill..

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                • #9
                  If I remember right, Carvin used to make solid maple guitars back in the 80's. I imagine that they would be heavy and bright sounding.

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                  • #10
                    My dilemma is I have a nice piece of maple that I thought would be cool to make a simple 'heavy rock' guitar out of.

                    Real simple lay put ( 1 humbucker (EMG 81) in the bridge, 1 volume knob and a string through body bridge )

                    Probably not worth it if it's going to be mega bright?


                    Why wouldn't you install a tone knob?

                    I would rather have a very bright guitar I could tone down, than a dark one that not even a wide open tone knob could help.

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                    • #11
                      Why wouldn't you install a tone knob?

                      I would rather have a very bright guitar I could tone down, than a dark one that not even a wide open tone knob could help.


                      The idea I had behind it was just a very very simple setup, as basic as possible...

                      1 Volume Knob
                      String through bridge
                      1 HB pickup

                      A real back to basics 'one trick pony' hard rock guitar. Just starting to question myself on the wood choice.

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                      • #12
                        If you don't want it I would be happy to take it off your hands.

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                        • #13
                          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.

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                          • #14
                            I suspect it would sound like your pickup and your amp made it sound.

                            EG
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                            • #15
                              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.
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