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Solid body electric guitar with separate top and or bottom. Laminated or Multi-Piece?


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lamination is the process of taking very thin slices of wood and gluing multiple layers together to get a thicker consistency of wood (aka many acoustic guitars).

 

a Maple cap of more than a 1/16th of an inch - called a veneer (Gibson's use a maple top somewhere in the area of 11/16th's +/- a few th's) glued to a mahogany body is just a cap on a body.

If you would like to look at that as a multi layer body guess you can.

same goes with Mahogany back on a guitar such as a Les Paul, can be 1 piece or multiple pieces (some have reported their studio's as many as 5 pieces, but remember these are pieces of wood close to 1 inch thick and somewhere like 2 inches or more wide)

 

so I would not in any way call a multi piece body a laminate

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lamination is the process of taking very thin slices of wood and gluing multiple layers together to get a thicker consistency of wood (aka many acoustic guitars).

 

a Maple cap of more than a 1/16th of an inch - called a veneer (Gibson's use a maple top somewhere in the area of 11/16th's +/- a few th's) glued to a mahogany body is just a cap on a body.

If you would like to look at that as a multi layer body guess you can.

same goes with Mahogany back on a guitar such as a Les Paul, can be 1 piece or multiple pieces (some have reported their studio's as many as 5 pieces, but remember these are pieces of wood close to 1 inch thick and somewhere like 2 inches or more wide)

 

so I would not in any way call a multi piece body a laminate

 

good call ET !!

wish we still had a + button.....

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