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Tonewood warriors . . . clutch yer pearls

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Deeve, Nov 30, 2017.

  1. luckett

    luckett Friend of Leo's

    Jun 14, 2011
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    Nothing new there. Acoustic instruments made with different wood sound different.
     
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  2. notmyusualuserid

    notmyusualuserid Tele-Afflicted

    May 3, 2016
    In the South
    Goodness, is that the time? I need to be...somewhere else.
     
  3. boredguy6060

    boredguy6060 Friend of Leo's

    Mar 28, 2012
    Sou Cal
    Check out Tone Wood Amps, now that’s something new!
     
  4. Jakedog

    Jakedog Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Mar 26, 2003
    The North Coast
    Tonewood. Firewood. Driftwood. Morningwood.

    It's all the same to me.
     
  5. bluesky1963

    bluesky1963 Tele-Holic

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  6. beninma

    beninma Tele-Afflicted Silver Supporter

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    Taylor apparently doesn't like the regulations much more than Martin but it's funny to see Chris Martin complaining about this... Martin seems to have backed themselves into a corner with their marketing and holding so hard to tradition.

    It could be a false impression but it seems like Taylor has worked way harder to design alternatives and make people happy about buying alternatives to Rosewood as well as doing some of their own projects to grow/own their own lumber sources.

    Pretty interesting to read the # about Martin using 50 cubic meters of Rosewood/yr whereas the Chinese furniture industry is using millions of cubic meters/yr. The US companies are really getting the shaft here if the Chinese furniture is going to roll right over the remaining trees.
     
  7. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Not the same. You can burn the others...but there's only two ways to get rid of the last one...
     
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  8. LutherBurger

    LutherBurger Friend of Leo's

    Oct 29, 2013
    NYC
    The Darwin Awards beg to differ. ;)
     
  9. Lake Placid Blue

    Lake Placid Blue Friend of Leo's

    Sep 24, 2016
    California
    I’m sure the last one is the cause of just as many arguments as the first
     
  10. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    Yep...just waiting for the CITES to step on the last one...
     
  11. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    There is a certain highly regarded acoustic tonewood that stinks to high heaven when I burn it in our stove ... but it does still burn.
     
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  12. NotAnotherHobby

    NotAnotherHobby Tele-Afflicted

    Oct 27, 2015
    Da' Magic Mittin'
    I played 2 Takamine jasmine guitars once: one with (I assume) a Saeple top and another with a Cedar top. They used plywood for the sides (maybe Nato). These guitars sounded F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C. They were resonant, had a beautiful top and bottom end - they just seemed to ring like church bells when you played them. They cost, at the time, $99.00 US. I'm still kicking myself for not getting one.

    I listened to the Rosewood vs, Mahogany guitar samples. I wasn't impresseed with the rosewood guitar, to be frank. It stuck me as having a slight nasal quality to it.

    Tonewood definitely makes a difference with guitars. They are like violins in they way they produce sound, so the wood you use (at least for the top) makes a difference. But I'm apt to believe that you don't need an exotic wood to make a good one. That Jasmine I played was proof enough for that.
     
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  13. Mr. Lumbergh

    Mr. Lumbergh Poster Extraordinaire

    Jun 13, 2013
    Initech, Inc.
    We’re already doing this thread again?
     
  14. william tele

    william tele Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 7, 2009
    Kansas City, MO
    They've learned new stuff...
     
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  15. noah330

    noah330 Friend of Leo's

    Feb 10, 2009
    Maryland
    Here we go again!
     
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  16. TwangToInfinity

    TwangToInfinity Tele-Holic

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    in my heart of hearts in makes sense that driftwood sound good

    *after tap test of course
     
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  17. Obsessed

    Obsessed Doctor of Teleocity Ad Free Member

    Nov 21, 2012
    Montana
    New data to rebuke. Don't pass up the opportunity.:rolleyes:
     
  18. Danjabellza

    Danjabellza Tele-Afflicted

    Sep 22, 2014
    Pahrump, nv
    I don’t think there’s much debate about tonewoods in the acoustic guitar sense. The real tonewood debate has to do with fretboards, necks, and electric guitar bodies.
     
  19. Boubou

    Boubou Poster Extraordinaire Gold Supporter

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    Montreal, Quebec
    This sounds like a song, really!
     
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