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Old January 25th, 2013, 07:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Maple Over Pine?

I have a 1-1/2" body blank sitting around that I glued up a couple of years ago out of construction grade pine (SYP?). I ordered a real nice piece of maple off the auction site today that, when I resaw it, will give me 2 bookmatched tops. Any problem with gluing maple over pine as long as they're both good and dry? I'm in Florida so I don't worry much about expansion and contraction. Has anyone else used this combo?

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Old January 25th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #2 (permalink)
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You won't have any issue with gluing, but it might be a bright sounding guitar due to the nature of pine and maple.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 12:45 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I think you will be fine. It's been done well. The "brightness" of your guitar has a lot more to do with the pickups, electronics, and amp than the species of wood. Here is a picture of a cool looking one.
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Old January 26th, 2013, 04:34 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I build my first with 1.5" pine and a .25inch top. I am very happy with the sound and weight. Seems to sound better everyday.

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