Post Number: 3234
|Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:23 pm: |
Fir this projeect, we needed a visual example of how the different thicknesses of accent laminates would look, so Chip made these two glueups to help Erik decide:
standard size 1/8" accent laminate in Ebony
Two smaller accent laminates in Ebony and Walnut with a Maple veneer.
When compared side by side:
Erik picked the thinner laminates - it was the favorite here, too.
Post Number: 3620
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:00 pm: |
I think the second looks nice too! But the first one is sonically tempting <g>!
Post Number: 133
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:41 pm: |
I also think the second one looks better; however, I think an even better option (assuming triple accent laminates) would be to either (A) put purpleheart where the walnut is, and walnut where the (middle) maple is; OR (B) have the outer (of the 3 accents) BOTH be ebony OR purpleheart -with the walnut in the middle.
Having vermillion BETWEEN two ebony accent lams would probably look pretty bitchin', too... but perhaps that would be TOO colorful for what you have in mind.
Post Number: 77
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:07 pm: |
why not just two ebony lam's with a little maple pinstripe in there? best of both worlds, no?
Post Number: 223
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:28 pm: |
I like the second one too. The wood colors look GREAT together.
Post Number: 5
|Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:50 pm: |
Yeah, the second one looks better.But i think if both were completed, the first one would look just as good in it's own right.
Post Number: 79
|Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 3:30 pm: |
Does having an ebony accent laminate in the body affect the tone as much as having ebony in the neck? Just curious.
Post Number: 3627
|Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 6:09 pm: |
Jorge; I would think if this is a neck through guitar, then no, a body laminate would probably not affect tone as much as a neck laminate.