Members Citizen_Insane Posted August 29, 2009 Members Share Posted August 29, 2009 Hey guys, I was hoping to get a little more data about the ES-335 for my senior independent study design project for my Mechanical Engineering degree. First off, if you want the full details, see my thread on TDPRI: http://www.tdpri.com/forum/tele-home-depot/167346-definitely-not-tele-carbon-fiber-es335-project.html Now on to my questions: 1) Should I use a completely solid center block or should I have the block stop a few inches after the stop-bar, leaving some space for extra resonance behind the bridge? How would the affect the tone? I love the sound of my full hollow bodies, but would this cause a lot of extra feedback? I don't usually play at super high volumes or with high gain, I play a DRRI on about 4-5 for most shows and I just got a Vox AC4. 2) What's the neck angle on an ES-335? Any reasons to change this? I'm thinking of putting a Bigsby on it, depends on how much extra cash I have when it gets to finishing time. 3) Can anyone tell me the thickness of the maple top on an ES335? Think it would be close to that of my Epiphone Emperor Regent (full hollow)? I'm asking about the thickness because I plan on doing some vibrational analysis of maple laminate to try and get as close to the same tone out of carbon fiber (but with much lower weight). I'll still be using a maple center block. The neck will also be maple or mahogany (which did the ES335 use?), but will have a CF outside structure to add support. I'll be using a dual action truss rod so that I can make sure the relief is correct (in case the neck is too stiff, or not stiff enough). Thanks:wave: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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