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Who will be first... #3002835 08/12/19 01:30 AM
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Re: Who will be first... [Re: picker] #3002837 08/12/19 01:39 AM
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Originally Posted by picker


Well... It's basically a particle-board product, so... for guitars, for me, no, thanks.

Probably a very cool material for a lot of things, though.


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Re: Who will be first... [Re: picker] #3002841 08/12/19 01:54 AM
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It should save a whole lot of oak trees in the furniture and flooring manufacturing business. +1 Not sure if it would make a good tone wood for guitars. We'll see... puff

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Re: Who will be first... [Re: picker] #3002850 08/12/19 02:41 AM
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My guess? Tommy Chong.

And it will be a Flying V.

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Re: Who will be first... [Re: Dannyalcatraz] #3002877 08/12/19 11:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Dannyalcatraz
My guess? Tommy Chong.

And it will be a Flying V.


Haahh!

But- are you sure about the shape... ? wink grin

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They've been doing this with Bamboo for a while. Many of the same benefits in terms of toughness & sustainability.

It's entirely possible that someone could make a decent-sounding Acoustic Guitar out of this stuff, and no reason that someone couldn't make a functional solid-body out of it. Still, I don't think I'd be drawn to it.


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Looks interesting. I won't be building any more guitars, but if I did I would probably want to stick with Ash


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Re: Who will be first... [Re: Winston Psmith] #3002918 08/12/19 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by Winston Psmith
They've been doing this with Bamboo for a while. Many of the same benefits in terms of toughness & sustainability.


Yep!

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Particle Board guitars -

Gibson did this in the 60s with their cheap Kalamazoo brand of student model guitars. Bodies were basically made of glue and sawdust. They didn't sound bad but should anything strip out or break you can't repair that stuff. They are neat. Quite a few have come through my tech's shop. He is a bit of a collector of these Kalamazoos.

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Originally Posted by CEB
Particle Board guitars -

Gibson did this in the 60s with their cheap Kalamazoo brand of student model guitars. Bodies were basically made of glue and sawdust. They didn't sound bad but should anything strip out or break you can't repair that stuff. They are neat. Quite a few have come through my tech's shop. He is a bit of a collector of these Kalamazoos.


Some modern companies are doing something similar, like:
http://www.flaxwood.com/home/

And of course, 3D printed guitars like:
https://www.oddguitars.com/index.html

I wonder if fabricated materials like that have gotten any easier to work with. I mean, I’d hate to purchase something pricier and exotic and then not be reasonably fixable,..


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I would think any new materials would be better. The Kalamazoo stuff just turns to powder or chunks out but ..... Those things are over 50 years old now. It was literally made from sawdust. Some guys are doing some neat stuff with carbon fiber, which is a totally different thing. My road bike is a carbon fiber frame and it supports my fat a**. That has to be some strong stuff.


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Originally Posted by CEB
Particle Board guitars -
Gibson did this in the 60s with their cheap Kalamazoo brand of student model guitars. Bodies were basically made of glue and sawdust.


And the Danelectros were masonite I believe.


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Originally Posted by Scott Fraser
And the Danelectros were masonite I believe.


The original, "vintage" Danos had solid wood 'frames' with Masonite tops and backs; the underlying core-frames were solid pine, I believe. The modern 'reissues' have similar construction with laminate, 'plywood', frames.


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My 1st electric guitar circa 1963 or so, was a Silvertone shaped like a Tele with a single lipstick tube pickup. It was purple and I didn't care for the color so I decided to sand it down to the wood and stain it. That didn't work out to well as it was not wood. I'm guessing it was Masonite? (as they were made for Sears by Danelectro). Whatever it was, it would never take a stain! So I got some copper spray paint and had myself a poor boys copper top. It came out pretty cool for a 13 year old with a can of paint LOL! I painted my bike the same color! cool


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