Harmony Central Forums
Announcement
Collapse
No announcement yet.

Guitars made of pine?

Collapse



X
  • Time
  • Show
Clear All
new posts

  • Guitars made of pine?

    I kinda like a couple of these newer Squier models, perhaps to mod.

    I like this one, for the humbucker feature: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-Vintage-Modified-Stratocaster-HSS-Electric-Guitar?sku=512573

    But this one looks very cool too: http://www.musiciansfriend.com/product/Squier-CLASSIC-VIBE-Telecaster-50s-Electric-Guitar-?sku=519376

    But it's made of pine. Pine is a soft wood, any issue with this being used? Is it considered a tone wood? I know it's a Squier and all, but just curious how this might make any difference in the tone. My guess is it probably has little effect, but who knows. Thoughts on either of these models?

  • #2
    peeps at the telecaster forum are praising the pine. apparently very resonant.

    my thoughts is im tryin hard as hell to fight the gas. to pull the trigger on the classic vibe 50s tele.

    Comment


    • #3
      depends what species of pine. some are very good tonewoods (spruce for instance) but can be very soft. I would guess sap leakage woudl make them tricky to finish as well. grain isnt always pleasant so most would likely be in solid color finishes
      My Guitar CollectionProud endorser of:Steve Clayton Inc. http://www.steveclayton.comGLS Audio http://www.glsaudio.comOrange County Speaker http://www.speakerrepair.com/

      Comment


      • #4
        Those Classic Vibe Teles caught my eye as well.
        My Gear:

        2008 Gibson Les Paul Traditional
        1990 Gibson Les Paul Studio
        Marshall JTM45 Reissue
        Marshall 1960AC 4x12

        Comment


        • #5
          peeps at the telecaster forum are praising the pine. apparently very resonant.

          my thoughts is im tryin hard as hell to fight the gas. to pull the trigger on the classic vibe 50s tele.


          Sorry to give you gas. It gives me gas too. I kinda want to put a neck humbucker in a Tele, but I didn't want to cut apart my Highway 1 Tele. So that will stay as is. And I like the look of this Tele better than their other model that is an HS. This is really a very nice looking Tele, and from my local shop, I've played a lot of the new Squiers, I hate to say it but their quality is every bit as good as the standard MIM Fender line and in fact, probably is better. The necks feel better, and the hardware isn't bad at all. Of course their price isn't much different anymore either.

          Comment


          • #6
            check this thread:

            http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/108828-new-squier-classic-vibe-50s-telecaster-18.html

            lots of impressions and reviews on the pinecaster

            Comment


            • #7
              I wonder if the neck cavity is hollowed out or fixed for a single coil only?

              Comment


              • #8
                check this thread:

                http://www.tdpri.com/forum/telecaster-discussion-forum/108828-new-squier-classic-vibe-50s-telecaster-18.html

                lots of impressions and reviews on the pinecaster


                thanks for the link. I've not been to that forum before, but the reviews are pretty terrific for that Tele. Damn, I shouldn't buy another guitar. But this is tempting me...

                Comment


                • #9
                  The prototype "snakehead" Telecaster was pine, IIRC?
                  "I never make the mistake of arguing with people for whose opinions I have no respect." (Edward Gibbon)

                  "Any sufficiently advanced troll is indistinguishable from a genuine kook." (Alan Morgan)

                  "Guitar Forums FAQ's: Why Not?"

                  Eagle River Manifesto on religion.

                  Troll-Alt-Delete

                  Comment


                  • #10
                    Yup.
                    -- Rainer

                    My Guitars (Updated 2011/07/02) • Schecter Society • Yamaholic • Reverend Congregation
                    G&L Militia • Captain in the SG Army in Rock 'N' Roll alliance with the Mazi Bee Militia
                    Beware of my Teutonic Terror

                    Comment


                    • #11
                      When I built my solid body I used solid mahogany both for the body and the neck. It produced a bluesy/jazzy tone quality I wanted and has good sustain. I know Gibson uses a lot of alder with a top ply of maple to kick the higher frequency tones and sustain up a notch, same reasoning behind a maple neck. I personally think pine is too soft to produce an acceptable tonal response and I would expect the sustain would be on the poor side. I'd stay with instrument grade woods such as mahogany, maple, alder, ash, rosewood, spruce maybe even oak but I'd avoid soft pitchy woods like pine. IMOH!

                      Comment


                      • #12
                        I wonder if the neck cavity is hollowed out or fixed for a single coil only?



                        apparently they are routed for a neck humbucker already.i've got one on the way and will report back with a review.
                        http://www.guttermouthelectronics.com/

                        Comment


                        • #13
                          Rick Kelly at Carmine Street Guitars in NYC makes some great looking and playing Pinecasters (pine Teles).
                          - Gibson ES-335
                          - Gibson Hummingbird
                          - Fender Strat MIM
                          - Ovation Tangent & Tangent Bass
                          - Vox AC15C1 - British Racing Green

                          F-Holes







                          Originally Posted by GreatDane


                          the player plays, but the instrument should inspire.

                          Comment


                          • #14
                            I wonder if the neck cavity is hollowed out or fixed for a single coil only?


                            it hollowed out so u can fit anything, p90, mini humbucker, standard humbucker. pretty damn sweet.

                            Comment


                            • #15
                              So, where are all the "tonewood" snobs that were trying to beat me up in the other threads?
                              --------------------------------
                              www.VerneAndru.com

                              Comment









                              Working...
                              X