Ok just for the record. The electric guitar was designed not to FEEDBACK at high volumes when amplified. That’s not the same as “resonating acoustically” - I suspect Leo and Les would have found the continued discussion on this topic pretty silly.
Well, this one's pretty good--> https://reverb.com/news/former-gibs...oods-and-the-problems-of-top-heavy-management
I have to assume you didn't read the article, because it ends when Ted left in '65, several years before Les came back.Well, this one's pretty good--> https://reverb.com/news/former-gibs...oods-and-the-problems-of-top-heavy-management
Personally, I need it TO SOUND when strumming or picking hard unplugged (which is 1/2 of the time).Does a telecaster have to resonate when played acoustically to be good? If one resonates more than another is the more resonant one better?
It's wise to doubt that factoid, since you just made it up. I said Les 'approved' of the changes, and I meant in principle. Les was an electrical engineer. He invented multi-track recording. He knew nothing about wood. My gosh, he used a railroad tie for the spine of his instrument!!!Hi, I also strongly doubt if these ideas about pancake body, extra veneer layer under the maple top, 3 piece neck, volute come from Les Paul himself...
Another fallacy the internet is fond of. If you go back to the earliest posts on the Les Paul forum, you'll find people dissing Norlin Les Pauls because of "quality issues". Then they list specs, not mistakes. This angle, that weight, wrong wire, etc... things that are not "quality control" issues, but design changes. People that only read thread titles conclude that there were QC issues in the seventies, forgetting that the Japanese didn't invent QC until the eighties.However, I do not claim that these cannot be good guitars, with a bit of luck there were certainly good guitars to be found during that big production in the seventies. Only the quality control was no longer the same as it was under TedMcCarty's policy...
What I liked about a "loud" unplugged guitar was, you could hear enough to make adjustments to the pitch of each string, over typical background noise. By ear. Now, folks use E-tuners instead. I don't like E-tuners.It's real estate, really. Some of us live in smaller and smaller apartments with drywall walls. Practicing repetition for hours could/will annoy a neighbour.
Enter the lighter, more resonant Tele. Play unplugged while watching TV, play in bed, it's about the right volume.