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Offline bartdude

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« on: November 15, 2006, 07:13:28 AM »
what do you prefer, painted guitar or natural wood?
 

Offline millenium

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« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2006, 07:15:15 AM »
DEFINITLY wood guitars...
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2006, 08:00:41 AM »
Got Wood???? hehehehe he said 'wood'....

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2006, 10:34:34 AM »
Natural wood seems more appealing to me. There's something about the exposure of the raw material, the beauty of the natural wood.

Accept no imitations or artificially generated wood. It's just not the same.

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Offline bartdude

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« Reply #4 on: November 15, 2006, 11:16:40 AM »
i have a few washburns 2 of them 90s n2s but i also have a kc44v which was black and an mg42 which was blue and both have been sanded and left raw. look much better
 

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« Reply #5 on: November 15, 2006, 12:14:04 PM »
Some advise I was given to this subject. Don't know if there is any truth to it, but it sounds logical.

When guitar makers are selecting the specific wood pieces for guitars they will use the sheets with imperfections/etc for painted guitars.

Likewise, the better pieces will be used for the natural units.

Like I said. Don't know if there is any truth to it. Not even sure if it would make any difference in tone/etc.

 

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« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2006, 02:13:58 PM »
I know a fellow who works at Dana Bourgeois' shop. He had mentioned to me that they will sunburst tops that sound great, but may have an imperfection.
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 21, 2006, 10:58:20 AM »
quote:
Originally posted by ggreen67

Some advise I was given to this subject. Don't know if there is any truth to it, but it sounds logical.

When guitar makers are selecting the specific wood pieces for guitars they will use the sheets with imperfections/etc for painted guitars.

Likewise, the better pieces will be used for the natural units.

Like I said. Don't know if there is any truth to it. Not even sure if it would make any difference in tone/etc.


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Originally posted by pike

I know a fellow who works at Dana Bourgeois' shop. He had mentioned to me that they will sunburst tops that sound great, but may have an imperfection.


Never thought of that... Thanks for the tip.
To reply to the original question in this thread, I prefer natural wood too.
 

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« Reply #8 on: December 09, 2006, 10:34:13 AM »
Is there a middle ground here?  I tend not to like the natural wood look or the single colour paint look, but I quite like semi-transparent paint jobs and sunbursts

But having said that I really like the WI64 paint jobs and a friend of mine at University had a Squier Strat that looked awesome in it's solid-painted creamy white (Basically it looked like Jimi Hendrix's Strat that he played at Woodstock).

At the end of the day I think it's all horses for courses, different guitars can look good or bad with different types of finish and one man's trash is another man's gold
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