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Old 12-29-2017, 08:11 PM   #11
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He bought it to mod it, sometimes you just have to change something.

Now his obsession with "plywood" is troubling!
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:22 PM   #12
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He bought it to mod it, sometimes you just have to change something.

Now his obsession with "plywood" is troubling!
Plywood... my first guitar was a strat knock off that I got for $30 new from a side street vendor. It was awful. Plywood guitars give me nightmares.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:39 PM   #13
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LBB it is up to you, how and why you want to mod your guitar, and I wish you luck with that. I am looking forward to the sound demo.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:26 PM   #14
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Looks like fun project. I agree that the guitar body is plywood. My LP Special II doesn't look anything like that in the cavity. I like your idea of having two volume knobs and no tone knobs. Never heard of that before, but it's a cool idea. I have the gold Gibson-style knobs on my Epi Dot, and hate them. You can't see what they're set to. The black speed knobs on my LP are much better. Just my opinion.
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Old 12-29-2017, 09:42 PM   #15
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This is plywood, right? I got discouraged about it.
For whatever it means to you, Im certain thats plywood.

Everyone and their brother is gonna have an opinion on that, LBB. YOU have to decide if thats ok or not. I could tell you what I feel, or what I'd do, and someone else is gonna tell you what they feel or what they'd do. The only person thats "right" is the owner of the guitar.

At the end of the day, its how YOU feel about it that matters, nobody else.
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Old 12-29-2017, 11:57 PM   #16
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I'm literally doing the same thing with one of these -

A friend gave it to me as I said that I wanted to start guitar again. In my world of guitar it's great as it's all I have and I can't afford anything else at the moment. Genuinely it plays really well as I spent ages pooring over a book with how to set up a guitar, it played pretty well before but now it's even better to play. I've learnt a lot from doing this and have decided to tinker with the guitar as it doesn't have any economic value. I'm sure if I can make something like this sound and play ok then i'll be more confident in doing the same with a better standard of guitar in the future.

I'm going to get a second hand set of EMG 81/85 pickups (with all electrics) and locking tuners and then begin to consider changing the nut for something better than the rubbish plastic bit I have.

The best thing I've invested in so far are using better strings on it, also i removed the pick-guard even though it's black

We'll see what happens.

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Old 12-30-2017, 01:13 AM   #17
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Plywood... my first guitar was a strat knock off that I got for $30 new from a side street vendor. It was awful. Plywood guitars give me nightmares.
What if it was ash, or something else? How does that change things? A former member here made it a point to buy the cheapest guitar possible, then poured hundreds into upgrades, and end up with killer guitars.

Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and just about every guitar maker make some form of "plywood" if you define plywood as more than one piece of wood sandwiched together.
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What if it was ash, or something else? How does that change things? A former member here made it a point to buy the cheapest guitar possible, then poured hundreds into upgrades, and end up with killer guitars.

Fender, Gibson, Gretsch, and just about every guitar maker make some form of "plywood" if you define plywood as more than one piece of wood sandwiched together.
Buy the best once and you want have to buy it twice. Period!
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Old 12-30-2017, 03:16 AM   #19
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Here's the demo on how the guitar sound on dirty and a short clean. Well... my grampa tele wanted to chugga too. So half of it is my tele. It has a clean sound too towards the end. The ending riff is both guitars.

The track is really raw. Please excuse me for it. I'm redoing it for a final version. I'll probably do it in drop B.

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At grandpa's age my bet he does not have to worry about wood anymore.
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