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What type of wood

Discussion in 'Tele-Technical' started by inspectorted, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. inspectorted

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    I'm looking at getting my first tele. It's a 06 Mim standard. What species of wood will the body be for that year?
     
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    Yep
     
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    the wood doesn't much matter, if at all, for "tone" at gigging and recording volumes. to some degree, it will at bedroom levels through a clean amp. light wood bodies, semi-hollow and full hollow bodies; they matter most for resonance when unplugged, for more of an acoustic tone that will typically dribble through at those low 'n' clean volumes. cranking up the amplification is the jekyll/hyde turning point of an electric guitar, any electric guitar.

    too much emphasis is placed on the non-electronic parts of electric guitars. once past yer brain and fingers, the "tone" is in the pickups and support electronics, then anything and everything outboard of that guitar platform. the more modulation you employ, the less that those onboard passive electronics will matter as the tone altering obfuscates the "natural" tone of the transducers. most folks don't wanna hear all of the preceding, but that's honestly the real scoop about electric guitars and "tone".
     
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    There was a MIM Standard FSR offered in 2006, with an ash body (clear finish). You will surely know if yours is one of the FSRs and not the usual ones.

    I've seen some MIM Standards with maple not alder veneers front and back; Music and Arts had those and maybe as early as 2006 - of there's figure in the wood on the front or back, they substituted maple but other than appearance, it means nothing.
     
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