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Username: mica

Post Number: 3234
Registered: 6-2000
Posted on Monday, April 10, 2006 - 4:23 pm:   Edit Post

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 1/8" accent laminate
standard size 1/8" accent laminate in Ebony

Two smaller accent laminates with veneer
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.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 3620
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

I think the second looks nice too! But the first one is sonically tempting <g>!
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Username: the_8_string_king

Post Number: 133
Registered: 9-2005
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 7:41 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Username: bigideas

Post Number: 77
Registered: 1-2004
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:07 pm:   Edit Post

why not just two ebony lam's with a little maple pinstripe in there? best of both worlds, no?
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Username: olieoliver

Post Number: 223
Registered: 2-2006
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:28 pm:   Edit Post

I like the second one too. The wood colors look GREAT together.
Username: prodigalson

Post Number: 5
Registered: 4-2006
Posted on Friday, April 14, 2006 - 9:50 pm:   Edit Post

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.
Username: jorge_s

Post Number: 79
Registered: 8-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 3:30 pm:   Edit Post

Does having an ebony accent laminate in the body affect the tone as much as having ebony in the neck? Just curious.
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 3627
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Saturday, April 15, 2006 - 6:09 pm:   Edit Post

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.

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