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Guitar bodies are made out of wood...right?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Tele-friend, Mar 3, 2021.

  1. Tele-friend

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    I don’t understand what is going on here. Guitars BODIES are supposed to be made out of wood right?


    Wait, what? Concrete?




    Lego?!? You gotta be kidding me.




    Lollipop sticks?!?




    Colored pencils... is this some kind of a joke?




    Block of salt. That is too much.



    :D
     
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  2. Stanford Guitar

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    Actually they are made from wood, copper wire, plastic, metal wire, sheet metal, bone, glue.....lots of materials.
     
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    Yeah, lets talk about guitar BODIES only;)
     
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  4. Stanford Guitar

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    I was just being a smart ass! Yeah I don't get the bodies built out of pencils, epoxy, legos, etc.....
     
  5. Jakedog

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    Gibson made some out of particle board (mdf?) in the 70’s. Ibanez has used luthite. Dan Armstrong used lucite. I owned an aluminum Jackson. I owned a couple made out of a plastic polymer called “vibracell”. Martin uses Formica. There have been many made from graphite, carbon fiber, and other composites. The list goes on.
     
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  6. Jupiter

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    ceramic, too
    [​IMG]
     
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    and don't forget:
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  8. Dacious

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    My Flaxwood guitars are made out of Flaxwood... A sawdust mixed with resin and injection moulded. It sounds like wood. It has hardness and flexibility ratings of ebony.
    IMG_20180701_111948.jpg

    Tonewood?

     
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    The old adage-Just because you can doesn’t mean you should

    There was a fad on YouTube for a while where a guy would just throw stuff in epoxy and say “guitar made of .....”
     
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    Eh.....ok
     
  12. Jimclarke100

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    Go back and look at some of the old TDPRI build challenges.
    Pretty much if there’s a way someone could shape a material into a Tele-ish shape it’s been used there.
     
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    Mine's plastic...

    [​IMG]

    Cool, huh?
     
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    Mine are all made or rock-god twiddly-diddly feedback magic.
     
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    Correction: guitar bodies are made out of tonewood, which is completely different from normal wood. The internet says so and the internet is right.
     
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    Let’s see someone make a guitar out of marshmallows!
    People have a lot of time on their hands.
     
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    That’s right! There was even a stained glass one, I seem to recall.
     
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    That would be worth a lot in the Middle Ages.
     
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    Jenga blocks ! But Justin Johnson can play anything and make it sound fantastic



     
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