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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by Kontaktmoi, Oct 17, 2019.
My first question...not answered by the article...would be: How much does it weigh? Oak, if I recall, is a pretty heavy wood.
Oh yay... lots of glue and a few hemp splinters and shavings.
I though hemp was a bush... Do they glue the hell out of bunch of small pieces?
It's insanely light, like balsa wood.
So, it is both harder and tougher than oak, and as light as balsa.
I'm gonna go throw the windows open. The air is getting kind of thick in here.
I hear the Ghost of Hendrix has signed to endorse it.
It burns brightly, using only 1/2 the amount of lighter fluid that alder needs.
There may be a bit of marketing hoopla and over excitement about "hemp everything"... the larger stalks are stringy but not dense or hard.
It's over priced, over hyped shredded pulp and glue.
Does it help to know that now you can already buy a pair of jeans made with 30% hemp from Levi's??
Hey, boys, let's create a fantasy rationale for making money off the unusable refuse of the weed industry. Developing some kind of exterior decking would make more sense.
Roasted hemp? Now that would be tempting, haha!!!
Making guitars out of hemp wood isn't any more stupid than a telecaster made out of Ramen or old iPhones.
hemp stalks are fibrous. hemp fiber has been used for making rope for many hundreds of years. To make a plank board out of fibers, you got to add some kind of glue, just like this producer says in the propaganda linked in the OP.
“HempWood” is made out of compressed hemp pulp fibers, held together with a soy-based glue.
Maybe it could be used for decking. Not sure what the long-term farming footprint looks like for soil, water requirement, blah, blah, blah.
It is a sustainable plant. - but so are a lot of trees. Not sure what goes into a "soy-based" glue, but details like that matter, once a company starts manufacturing thousands and thousands of board feet. As humans continue to crowd out habitat, it makes sense to start looking at yield ratios and full cycle impact. Are humans very good at ascertaining full cycle impact? So far, the record is not very convincing.
Could it replace hardi-plank siding? should it? Is it easier to cut, shape, form, construct with? I guess we might find out.
me - I think I'll just stick with plain wood guitars.
So, it's light, dense, hard , tough and cheap. There is your new amp cabinet!! And you can smoke it when you are fed upt with it...LOL
This is full on backwards.
Our world is full of plastic waste, and even if our wildest dreams are realized, there's still going to be huge amounts of plastic remaining that cannot make it back into the supply stream against the flow of virgin plastic.
Instead of using the hemp (for which there's many other genuine applications) let's use this recycled plastic for amp cabinets. And if you want a new substance out of which to make solid body electric basses and guitars - by all means lets use this Monumental pile of waste plastic.
Hey, why not all hemp construction materials? If only Frank Lloyd Wright had hemp to build with when he was alive, Fallingwater might not be falling.
Instead of concrete? Stick to hemp ponchos.
Did you know that Sears currently sells more than 40 different styles of poncho? None of them made of hemp, however.
But do they sell Bath Towel Ponchos?
It was only a matter of time before they started making guitars out of hemp, they use it for all kinds of modern things and have done for decades.
But can it Chug