Question about body seams

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by blackspider57, Mar 15, 2019 at 9:12 AM.

  1. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    So based on all of my experiences, one would expect body seams to run parallel to the neck? On this guitar, they run both parallel and perpendicular. Is it possible this body is a mishmash/checkerboard of different pieces of wood? Does not matter to me in the least, just curious.
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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 9:18 AM
  2. so1om

    so1om Dr. Squier

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    I couldn't tell. Weird! Could be a few possibilities...

    they make the entry level our of whatever glued up wood. The shape is the shape. Or it was a hunk of glued up wood that was used as a tooling setup or a paint set up and somehow got mixed in. The use of scrap or B materials to do a setup is common and they could escape. OR maybe some odd anomaly in the finish.. Interesting
     
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  3. VMamp

    VMamp Squier Talker

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    Can you see the same on the back?
     
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  4. I have never seen that before! Is it a Squier? What year is it made?
    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  5. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    bronco bass - never saw a perpendicular seem ?
     
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  6. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    Yes,
    but two on the front, only one on the back?
     
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  7. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    2016 Squier Bronco bass.
     
  8. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    A bit odd,
    however, this bass gave itself a name.
    The "Kibbles & Bits bass". I had never seen a perpendicular seam before, and just was wondering, as I often do about such miniscule stuff. Plays great, sounds surprisingly robust, and if I close my eyes this imperfection just disappears :)
     
  9. Guitarmageddon

    Guitarmageddon Squier-holic

    Sep 27, 2014
    Canada
    Those aren't body seams, they are sinks in the finish due to different densities of wood within the same piece of wood - also known as grain patterns.
     
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  10. Would all three pieces of wood all line up the same if that where the case, in a seemingly straight line?
    I can't see the lines in the video, but I'm assuming they are like the lines illustrated in the diagram. Either way, I've never noticed that before.


    Cheers, Barrie.
     
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  11. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    Very interesting. Likely exactly what I am seeing.
    I had just never seen such a thing on any of my guitars and was curious.
    Is this more obvious on a black guitar?

    Thanks for sharing that!:)
     
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 2:24 PM
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  12. blackspider57

    blackspider57 Squier-Nut

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    Just like the lines in the illustration,
    perfectly straight.
     
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  13. Kenneth Mountain

    Kenneth Mountain Dr. Squier

    Jan 27, 2016
    North Tonawanda, NY
    I have seen many guitars that have been exposed to extreme temperature changes - most seemed to show the seams between the wood - the finish expanded and contracted ?
     
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