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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. MrCairo46

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    Oh my !! A BACONCASTER!!!
     
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    What's practicality or tradition got to do with it.
    People get crazy ideas and then have to try it.
    Some are interesting, some are actually cool and some are plum crazyo_O
     
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    One of my favorite posts ever here on TDPRI was when someone referred to the 70’s Gibson Sonex guitars as having been made of “compressed beaver poo”!
    I still laugh at that whenever I think about alternate material guitar bodies.

    Thanks to whomever posted that. You’ve given me joy.
     
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    Hey, that is my friend's and sometimes bandmate. I have played that guitar and amazingly plays and sounds really good. You must be extremely careful with it. Is like a plant pot fragile
     
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    Trussart don’t use wood !

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    You missed the 'gumball in epoxy' guitar

    Stewmac channel reviewed, and set up, an all ceramic body and necked guitar.

    Nearly a decade ago the youtube 'tonewood' wars blew up and scorched so many youtube channels. Some of them still won't comment on tonewood.

    Any time a thread brings up anything about wood selection and tone, I have to laugh. Look at your pickups and pots 'n caps selection and don't worry about the wood.

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    I’d like a guitar made of apple pie.
     
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    These guitars are built to make a video that will go viral. I'm not sure what the first one was, but after that video's success there was a definite band wagon effect so now you see all sorts of wacky guitar bodies.

    Anyone have access to a walk-in freezer? We could make a guitar out of ice! Or how about a wood chipper? We could put a bunch of crappy guitars through it and make a guitar out of recycled guitars.
     
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    They’re closing in on that one.
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    Been done.
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    The more I think about the colored pencil guitar body, the more horrified I become. Someone at Fender may see this and think it's a good idea. They offer a lot of crazy crap nowadays.
     
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  11. charlie chitlin

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    I knew a guy who owned an auto body shop. He was really into Bondo.
    We called him Bondo Bob.
    Made all kindsa stuff outa Bondo.
     
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  12. charlie chitlin

    charlie chitlin Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Yup.
    It's the same reason dogs lick their....
     
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    You wouldn’t have it long.
     
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    I’m actually cool with that. I think it’s pretty nifty.
     
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    This reminds me- I used to know a guy who had a bass he’d made out of a muffler. It was definitely interesting.
     
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    "Bruce! What are you doing with all of that vanilla ice cream on your fretboard?"
     
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    This actually gave me a really, really good idea for an old 80s plywood Squier body I have, with a swimming pool pickup route and an Floyd bridge route.
     
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    Your solo must have been a la modal.
     
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    Ever seen what happens to a chunk of salt like that on a hot humid day?
    And...where I live...cows would be following you around trying to lick your guitar.
     
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    A true American guitar, I'm sure it would be tasty!
     
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