Forget ash and mahogany... try old shipwreck tonewood

Discussion in 'Other Guitars' started by howserx, Apr 8, 2021 at 9:59 AM.

  1. fuelish

    fuelish Squier-holic

    Pretty cool looking....am not sure it "sound" much different than a Les Paul, but it looks sharp, and a great story behind it
     
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  2. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

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    I might have posted about this last July when the article was new but I don't remember.

    The stories that wood could tell...
     
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  3. howserx

    howserx Squier-Meister

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    oOPS, I didn't notice the date. it came up in my feed on their site so I assumed it was new.
     
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  4. mofojar

    mofojar Squier-holic

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    Still an awesome story and this is an appropriate place to post it.
     
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  5. radiotech

    radiotech Dr. Squier

    Apr 23, 2014
    Freedonia
    With a cheapo prefab neck, and generic headstock?!

    I’d think about a bow shaped headstock, with inline tuners being on “the deck”, and maybe a laminate scrap on the headstock.
     
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  6. 65refinyellow

    65refinyellow Squier-Nut

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    That's amazingly beautiful and rare!!

    I saw a hollowbody with similar wood with wormholes instead of f-holes and it adds resonance like a chambered guitar might.

    https://benedettoguitars.com/2010/12/12/holey-teredo-ii/

    Some semi-hollowbodies used expensive balsa for solid section.
     
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  7. DougMen

    DougMen Dr. Squier

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    What kind of accent does he have? In the video it sounds like a cross between cockney or some other southern England dialect of English and Boston or some other American New England dialect.
     
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  8. Viking

    Viking Squier-Meister ‎‎‎‎‏‏‎ ‎

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    He's a Newfoundlander(Newfie). I worked with some Newfoundlanders years ago, they were near impossible to understand. Great people though.
    https://www.newfoundlandlabrador.com/about-this-place/people-and-culture
     
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  9. MrYeats

    MrYeats Dr. Squier Platinum Supporting Member

    Dec 28, 2017
    South Texas Coast
    There won't be many with wood this old. Man, that is great looking wood.
     
  10. fadetoz

    fadetoz Dr. Squier Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 29, 2011
    USA
    Just think how much that would cost if Gibson made a guitar with that wood.
     
  11. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    Or how about making guitars from old oak tables and fireplace mantles? Throw in valve springs, knitting needles and pearl buttons for good measure!

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  12. 65refinyellow

    65refinyellow Squier-Nut

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    He has a sound as recognizable as Hendrix or Santana but I don't know if the woods contribute to that. But it might to a point because I have never heard an oak guitar.
     
  13. TimTheViking

    TimTheViking Squier-holic

    The neck is mahogany carved from the old fireplace mantle and the body is oak from an old table. It does also have "blockboard" around the edges of the body that is chambered. Combine all that with pickups that are used in any combination both in-phase and out of phase and you have his unique sound.
     
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  14. 65refinyellow

    65refinyellow Squier-Nut

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    I wonder how much of these ideas are incorporated into the Brian May Guitars online. I think the wiring is spot on. They look extremely tempting.

    There are these Brian May wiring setups that you can buy in a strat pickguard and throw right into a Squier strat.

    He's good with techie stuff so I figure these signature guitars he makes nail his sound. I couldn't see Brian May expecting anything less.

    https://shop.brianmayguitars.co.uk/the-bmg-special.html