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Old 02-27-2020, 11:52 AM
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Default non-wood fretboard: HPL vs. "Proprietary Reinforced Polymer"

Looking for a budget CF to ride in my car and resist the Florida heat. I need a nut smaller than 1 3/4", and prefer short scale. So I'm looking at the Lava Me 2 with HPL fretboard, or the Composite Acoustics (Peavey) Cargo with a "Proprietary Reinforced Polymer" fretboard. Any opinions on the difference? Would one stand up to the heat better? Lava Me would save me about $450, so if they're nearly equal, I'm going with Lava Me.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:34 PM
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Have you considered the all-HPL Little Martin LXK2? I picked mine up used for $200. Didn't have a scratch on it, and was set up perfectly.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:36 PM
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I think the tone of the Lava is pretty good but the CA I really like their tones.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:40 PM
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I think the tone of the Lava is pretty good but the CA I really like their tones.
Right, but I'm not concerned with tone. Looking for which will hold up better to heat in car.
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Old 02-27-2020, 12:41 PM
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Have you considered the all-HPL Little Martin LXK2? I picked mine up used for $200. Didn't have a scratch on it, and was set up perfectly.
It does look nice, but I don't think HPL neck and body will hold up like carbon in heat.
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Old 02-27-2020, 07:29 PM
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Right, but I'm not concerned with tone. Looking for which will hold up better to heat in car.
I mean I think they are going to be similar. I do think the CA is going to be built a little better with the price tag you are paying for, but if you just want a cheap beater, then go for the cheapest option.

I'm also not sure what your main guitar is, but what if you sold your 'nicer' guitar to get a very nice carbon one like a McPherson or a CA GX?
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Old 02-27-2020, 10:30 PM
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My daughters 000XM separated at the bottom front to side edge. The luthier thought it was from heat. He got it back together fine, but I would not think Martin X guitars would do as well as CF in a hot car.
I would not keep any guitar in a hot car though.
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