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Offline TRUK

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Which guitars open up?
« on: November 12, 2008, 11:52:35 PM »
Read a post about guitars that open up after they are played. Do they have to be all solid wood or do the laminated sides and backs open to? I have a D10SN, what will happen to this as far as opening up? Thanks!!
 

Offline Pike

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« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2008, 02:30:37 AM »
Hi Truk, a guitar will continue to sound better over time. Better improvement with solid woods, very little with laminates. Yes, your D10SN should continue to improve.
 

Offline onewilyfool

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« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2008, 12:08:45 PM »
I agree with Pike, and in my experience, Mahogany and Koa tops don't really improve that much with time. Spruce is the one that opens up most over time. Even Cedar and Redwood, which is very lively out of the box, light and dry, don't really improve that much over time......
 

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« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2008, 02:55:56 PM »
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Originally posted by TRUK

Which guitars open up?

They all do.
Reach into soundhole and jerk upward forcefully... it'll open!

Offline kewltunes

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« Reply #4 on: November 13, 2008, 03:19:45 PM »
Rocket, would that be the tooless case design I've heard about so much?

My W200, which I've been told is laminate, is about 35 years old now and it definitely has a sweeter sound than when I first got it, it's really gotten a great tone anymore...although I'm guessing you didn't want to wait quite that long?
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Offline Pike

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« Reply #5 on: November 13, 2008, 03:42:02 PM »
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My W200, which I've been told is laminate has a sweeter sound than when I first got it
That's not surprising Kewltunes. These Terada built Washburns sound pretty darned good for all laminate. My W240 12'er (same series, all laminate) sounds real nice too.
 

Offline Quinn Spalpeen

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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2008, 04:55:23 PM »
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Originally posted by kewltunes

is about 35 years old now and it definitely has a sweeter sound than when I first got it,



After 35 years maybe it's you that has opened up??? I know I sound better than I did 35 years ago,,,, I think,,,, maybe,,,, I forget how I sounded 35 years ago???????

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Offline TRUK

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« Reply #7 on: November 13, 2008, 07:46:45 PM »
Thanks for the good answers, I'm looking forward to a long life with my Washburn!!!!