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Les Paul Faded Backs One or Two Piece?

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 11:26 AM

Hey guys!

Was just wondering whether the Les Paul fadeds usually have one or two piece backs? Because I thought it was usually two piece but I just recently saw one with a one piece and I really checked to make sure it was one piece. There was no sign of it being a two piece.

Is it rare or something? I'm not very experienced with fadeds so I hope someone can enlighten me.

Also if I may ask, how are the standard fadeds compared to the standards in terms of quality and wood? I know it doesn't have the finish and all, any other differences besides look?

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Posted 12 July 2013 - 01:45 PM

Usually 2+ pieces. Not that it makes any difference. I believe they are simply standards with a "faded" finish.
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Posted 12 July 2013 - 08:39 PM

I always thought one piece backs are always better for the sound. I thought if it was rare then it could be sold for a higher price and all.

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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:33 AM

View PostEnders, on 12 July 2013 - 08:39 PM, said:

I always thought one piece backs are always better for the sound. I thought if it was rare then it could be sold for a higher price and all.


A two piece back is going to make no difference to the sound. If anyone tells you otherwise, invite them to partake in a blind test at your local music shop and watch them squirm.
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Posted 13 July 2013 - 09:49 AM

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Some people find single piece backs/bodies more desirable, but that hardly ever translates into more value.


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Posted 14 July 2013 - 07:51 AM

View PostFarnsbarns, on 13 July 2013 - 09:33 AM, said:

A two piece back is going to make no difference to the sound. If anyone tells you otherwise, invite them to partake in a blind test at your local music shop and watch them squirm.


I see, haha, must have been my misconception cos people seem to always say one piece backs are 'better' and 'more solid'. Good idea about the blind test though. :D


View PostBigKahune, on 13 July 2013 - 09:49 AM, said:

Some people find single piece backs/bodies more desirable, but that hardly ever translates into more value.


Understood. Wouldn't make sense for it to be much more valuable, considering they're the same guitar. Thanks :)

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