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Tobias
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:51 am    Post subject: MDF - The new wood of choice Reply with quote

Mirrored Fender Telecaster Style Guitar Body (Blank)



* Manufactured from 2 pieces of MDF for sustain, stability and strength.
* Hand finished in piano black with mirror backed acrylic inlaid into the front (this is not as difficult to keep clean as may initially be expected).
* Routed for standard Telecaster pickup configuration (i.e. 2 singles coils) as well as the control and neck cavity.
* All wiring channels and jack hole have been predrilled.
* The holes required for hardware and neck mounting have not been drilled to allow for maximum flexibility and therefore to enable the buyer to build the instrument to own specification.
* This body is of an extremely high quality standard and, due to it having the mirrored front, a truly unique appearance has been created. It would therefore make an excellent project for both the experienced and inexperienced guitar builder!

Some people, eh?

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Mirrored-Fender-Telecaster-Style-Guitar-Body-Blank_W0QQitemZ110402840647QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Guitar_Accessories?hash=item19b485a847&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A12|66%3A2|39%3A1|72%3A1688|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

i'd play that.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

stewart wrote:
i'd play that.


MDF, Seriously???
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

can't be any worse than the plywood squier strat body in my cupboard.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

True i spose.

But still, i have sustained longer in bed. And thats a challange for me
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My Lindert is MDF and i also have an MDF Strat that did'nt sound any worse than the alder models i have had to be honest.
I might get some criticism for this but i generally believe specific timber is less important to the tone of a guitar in comparison to construction. Bolt on necks, semi hollow bodies, electronics/hardware and bodies with a lot of mass (ex. Les Paul) or little mass seems more significant when you consider sound.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

your right fran.
with bolt on guitars wood has NO affect on the sound, unless you are eric johnson and full of yourself.
as far as "new" wood of choice, no, not so much. dano used mdf back in the 50's
and actually used it on the hodad and re-issues.
there is another company that uses alot of mdf but i can't remember who.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Its all mojo garbage.
Like high end PRS models, who gives a fuck about Honduran bee-eating birds eye dragons dick flamed maple veneers? More importantly, does it really have any contribution to the instruments sound considering nearly ALL guitar sound is processed any. Nearly every player i can think of that plays a guitar with exotic woods sticks loads of digital FX over it, makes me rolf that does.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dude! you read my mind.
i hate it when people talk about how thier 6 peice mahog prs sounds with its(essentially plywood design) veneers.
and then proceed to stick it into about 6 digital effex boards and then cream themselves.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

a lot of it isn't the tone in my eyes, it's the weight. i want something with a little bit of muscle pulling against me when i at least practice. when i go from my strat (MIM, Alder?) to my jagmaster (CIJ, Ash?) there's a noticeable weight difference, and the jagmaster is easier to play because it seems to weigh less.

I CANNOT SEE MYSELF IN THAT TELECASTER. unless it had contours
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

basswood's really light, yeah? I think that's my favorite, for that fact.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

endsjustifymeans wrote:
basswood's really light, yeah? I think that's my favorite, for that fact.


you don't find it to be the slightest bit too light? I'm just curious as I recently put together a Shadstang with a 69 ri basswood body and it feels akwardly light compared to my 66' OG stang.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

MaMo wrote:
endsjustifymeans wrote:
basswood's really light, yeah? I think that's my favorite, for that fact.


you don't find it to be the slightest bit too light? I'm just curious as I recently put together a Shadstang with a 69 ri basswood body and it feels akwardly light compared to my 66' OG stang.


Dude I'm a 108 pound weakling, they haven't invented a wood too light for me.

That being said... there is an appeal of sorts to the "substance" of my mahogany les paul.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My step dad suggested MDF for the amp cab. I don't think I will do it, on account of the cork sniffers.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

robert(original) wrote:
your right fran.
with bolt on guitars wood has NO affect on the sound, unless you are eric johnson and full of yourself.
as far as "new" wood of choice, no, not so much. dano used mdf back in the 50's
and actually used it on the hodad and re-issues.
there is another company that uses alot of mdf but i can't remember who.


Taylor made a few "Pallet Guitars" from pallet wood behind the plant, just to prove this point.

http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/3157/Taylor_Custom_Shop_Pallet.htm
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aen wrote:
My step dad suggested MDF for the amp cab. I don't think I will do it, on account of the cork sniffers.


If there's anything I learned from watching all together too much Changing Rooms, it's that you can make damn near anything out of MDF.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 10:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gibson 335s are plywood - nobody complains about those lacking TEH TONEZESZ.

MDF is awesome. It has a different response than plywood; it's softer and boxier sounding [/dano nerd].
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

DuoSonicBoy wrote:
MDF is awesome. It has a different response than plywood; it's softer and boxier sounding [/dano nerd].
Are you sure thats the wood and not the Lipsticks and whatever?
Chipboard is pretty cool, it has a good mid range with smooth highs and plenty of low end thump. Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 25, 2009 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quadruple-corrugated cardboard is where it's at. Extremely lightweight, chambered, instant woman tone, routes easily, etc... Though I keep coming back to egg cartons... hmm...
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mezzio13 wrote:
robert(original) wrote:
your right fran.
with bolt on guitars wood has NO affect on the sound, unless you are eric johnson and full of yourself.
as far as "new" wood of choice, no, not so much. dano used mdf back in the 50's
and actually used it on the hodad and re-issues.
there is another company that uses alot of mdf but i can't remember who.


Taylor made a few "Pallet Guitars" from pallet wood behind the plant, just to prove this point.

http://www.laguitarsales.com/pages/3157/Taylor_Custom_Shop_Pallet.htm


i lol'd at fork truck on fretboard.
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