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burntumbers's picture
Canada
Mar 2008
2 years ago

Suhr Guitars Discussion :: View topic - mahogany body and maple neck

there seems to be some naysayers about this combination here.

when I had an SG, I loved the body, but didn`t care for the neck.

I really like the snappiness and playability of a maple board.

I know that some 80s Ibanez guitars had this combination, Blazers, Roadstars, and RGs

and here is a tele
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/MahoganyHumbuckerTele.jpg

what are you thoughts on this??

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K_Awri's picture
Canada, eh?
Jan 2010
4 years ago
Originally Posted by burntumbers

Suhr Guitars Discussion :: View topic - mahogany body and maple neck

there seems to be some naysayers about this combination here.

when I had an SG, I loved the body, but didn`t care for the neck.

I really like the snappiness and playability of a maple board.

I know that some 80s Ibanez guitars had this combination, Blazers, Roadstars, and RGs

and here is a tele
http://i84.photobucket.com/albums/k7/andys_01/MahoganyHumbuckerTele.jpg

what are you thoughts on this??

My thoughts are I'm building a Mahogany body for my Bullet Strat (Figured maple neck/board!)

I think it can sound good, if a bit diffrent.

cerebro911's picture
North Carolina
Nov 2009
2 years ago

What about an ebony fretboard with a mahogany body? Ebony's supposed to be a very bright wood like maple is.

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I believe it was guitars mixed with a sense of desperation to not be dropped by their label...

Talking about wireless pedals...

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It would be so we could run from one side of the stage to the other, switch from rhythm to lead, run over to the guy on the hammonds to turn on the flanger, and then sneak up behind the drummer and start going nuts on the wah.

Only to realize those pedals were hooked up to the bass!

iaresee's picture
Here
Sep 2006
11 months ago

PRS CEs are this combination. And awesome.

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K_Awri's picture
Canada, eh?
Jan 2010
4 years ago
Originally Posted by cerebro911

What about an ebony fretboard with a mahogany body? Ebony's supposed to be a very bright wood like maple is.

I'd Go Purpleheart, not Ebony. It's barely Softer, and it's only a million times cheaper. :)

cerebro911's picture
North Carolina
Nov 2009
2 years ago
Originally Posted by K_Awri

I'd Go Purpleheart, not Ebony. It's barely Softer, and it's only a million times cheaper. :)

I was leaning towards ebony because Stevie Ray Vaugn wa talking about how it sounded clear like a maple fretboard, but still had beef like rosewood too. Does Purpleheart give a similiar tone?

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I believe it was guitars mixed with a sense of desperation to not be dropped by their label...

Talking about wireless pedals...

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Originally Posted by Cham Clowder
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It would be so we could run from one side of the stage to the other, switch from rhythm to lead, run over to the guy on the hammonds to turn on the flanger, and then sneak up behind the drummer and start going nuts on the wah.

Only to realize those pedals were hooked up to the bass!

lobsty's picture
between Berlin and Melbourne...
Nov 2003
3 years ago
Originally Posted by iaresee

PRS CEs are this combination. And awesome.

Heh heh... to the point and spot on.
I don't have a mahogany/maple guitar but I've often thought about doing a Warmoth or USACG guitar like that - smallish Strat body with maple neck and two humbuckers - haven't done anything about it but it's been in the back of my mind for a while.

There were some old shred guitars with that combo, like the Nightswan, as well as a lot of current Schecters and things like that. Sometimes people don't like a particular wood combo because it doesn't really work... other times people don't like it because no one was doing it in 1959 ;)

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jonny-b-brown's picture
Nashville, TN
Feb 2008
3 years ago

There have been strats and teles with this combination. I tried a tele custom that was mahagony/maple and really liked it, minus the 3 bolt neck joint and switch placement.

I'm just two people short of a threesome.

iaresee's picture
Here
Sep 2006
11 months ago
Originally Posted by lobsty

... other times people don't like it because no one was doing it in 1959 ;)

TRUTH!

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Beta tester: Fractal Audio | empress effects

Uome's picture
The Netherlands
Aug 2004
1 year ago

There were some old shred guitars with that combo, like the Nightswan, as well as a lot of current Schecters and things like that. Sometimes people don't like a particular wood combo because it doesn't really work... other times people don't like it because no one was doing it in 1959 ;)

I always find it funny how an instrument with such a rebellious background and short history evokes conservative thoughts on how the instrument should be made.

Anyway, back to the topic...

I reject reality and substitute my own

burntumbers's picture
Canada
Mar 2008
2 years ago

some decent replies here, thanks.

I keep thinking to have a guitar built for me, out of the things I love about different guitars.

I like my mustang, but love mahogany.

and recently got into maple necks.

pickups: You know I love Ibanez Talmans, so 3 lipsticks!

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my Mustang(copy) has this funky roller bridge, thats made of thick metal, has a loud awesome sound. and I`d want it to be string-thru, for more sustain.

I`ve tried the Richmond Belmont
http://www.godinguitars.com/namm09/vimage_2.jpg
with 2 lipsticks in a mahogany body and liked it, though the body is large and heavy for me.

Rig
http://www.guitargeek.com/chat/showt...44#post1115144

http://www.youtube.com/user/burntumber

http://www.redbubble.com/people/robertswereda

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