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One piece body?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by Joeyb817, Mar 8, 2021.

  1. Joeyb817

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    I’d love to know if there’s sure fire way of determining and how to see it.
    It’s a Custom Shop G&L ASAT, and I would think it would be a one piece body. It’s a killer guitar btw, tone.
    I’m guessing one look at the bottom would be good enough but I took pictures all around. The grains coming up and around make me think it’s one piece. When I see the grains around the neck pocket I think maybe not.
    It’s definitely a select piece of wood, It wouldn’t bother me at all if is a two piece body, would just love to know how to determine.
    Thanks guys.

    There’s another one piece to see, just scroll down a bit. #16 in the thread.
     

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    It's a nice two piece center match.
    Most US G&L's are like that.
    It's easy to see from the end grain.
    Great guitars!
     
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    You can tell somebody made the effort to match the two pieces. It’s always nice to know the person that built the body took that kind of care.
     
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    I thought this thread was going to be about something else :)
     
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    I thought this was a joke at first but that is definitely a great job at sorting for grain. Clearly seen though at the strap button it’s a 2 piece. Looks great though.
     
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    Thank you so much. It’s a Custom Shop guitar w/nitro finish.
     
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    Thank you for helping me with this.
     
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    You guys are the best, I really couldn’t tell. Thanks again.
     
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    No one at Gibson knows how to do this, lol.
     
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    That’s the best
     
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    I'm always surprised at how the book-matched maple really isn't even on their high end guitars. Clearly it's the same piece of wood, cut for book-matching... and clearly someone always planed it after it was sawn before joining - because it's never a perfect match. I don't understand why they don't plane, re-saw, and then glue. The match would be 98% instead of the usual Gibson 80%.
     
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    Not much to add. Yes, it's a two piece. However, G&L took extra time and did a nice job of attaching the two pieces. This is a very high quality job.
     
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    I’m a big fan of G&L, always wanted a Custom Shop ASAT w/nitro.
    It’s a 2018 build, I got it for $1200.
    Picked it up on Ludlow st in Manhattan, college kid said his uncle gave it to him. Virtually unplayed, what a great guitar. I installed a steel bridge and Glendale saddles. Love G&L
     
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    Me too, disappointed ! Nice body though.
     
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    They probably do, but it’s above their pay scale.
     
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    How would you plane before you resaw?
     
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    you can see the joint especially at the neck pocket. it is extremely difficult to see on the front so somebody at G&L really loves wood and knows what to do. warmoth also specializes in making near to invisible joints. then at some shops, it's just wood, throw it together. smart outfits play the long game making customer satisfaction. two piece bodies are premium construction no doubt about that.
     
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    Man, that is precision bookmatching.
     
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    Yes it is bookmatched.

    I think it started life as ONE THICK piece of ash sliced in half to achieve two pieces the right thickness for a body ....Then joined down the middle so that one side is a reflection of the other.
     
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    Here’s a solid piece of swamp ash!! 42C4FA1A-3803-4848-A45F-1BB5854AF810.jpeg
     
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