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Old 05-03-2012, 08:07 PM
thunderkyss thunderkyss is offline
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Default Custom Laminate Sides?

A question for those of you who have come to love building guitars.

Is there a wrong way to build laminate sides? If you were to acquire an apprentice, is there anything in particular you would tell him to be particularly mindful of when building his sides?

Do you have a "signature" layer? Let's say a customer requests a particular outer layer mainly for aesthetics, do you pick the subsequent layers for it's tonal properties? Like if the customer says he wants spalted maple sides, do you add layers of mahogany, because that's what you do? Or a layer of rosewood to add more midrange? Or do you add a layer because you just believe every guitar should have a piece of x in them?

How much time do you generally invest in building sides?
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