Baby got ‘10 Back’

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  1. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    PRS guitars are known for their, amongst other things, beautifully figured tops and gorgeous colours. So why not put a figured veneer on the back of the guitar, as place the owner sees all the time? They’ve put figured stained neck on the guitar so isn’t the back of the body the next logical place to beautify? You could have a flame top and a quilt on the back. Blue front, yellow back or whatever.

    What do you think?
     
  2. bodia

    bodia Authorities said.....best leave it.....unsolved

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    They actually do double 10 tops on a Hollowbody. You can get both top and back as a 10. I'll stick with some cool figured wood.


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  3. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    Oh wow...that is beautiful. PRS think of everything!

    Now how about a solid gold Custom 24.....:cool:
     
  4. Bowtiefanatc

    Bowtiefanatc Confirmed Bird Snob

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    Solid gold color sure, just look. They are out there.
     
  5. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    They’ve given me a few nice backs. Thought of using this on the front - but it ain’t no veneer.
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  6. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    Oh that is gorgeous. Are PRS guitars the most beautiful guitars in the world?
     
  7. dogrocketp

    dogrocketp I drank the PRS kool aid, and it was tasty!

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    I'd say consistently, yes. And to your point, if they use veneer, the wood will not vibrate the same way, and the sound will be different. One of my great thrills is feeling the wood vibrate when I'm ripping with my bros on stage anywhere. I don't want that to change, ever.
     
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  8. Gyakuto

    Gyakuto New Member

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    I used to be very sceptical about ‘tone woods’, ‘ebony fretboards are brighter than rosewood’ etc thinking any contribution to ones tone from these elements are swamped by contributions from amp/pick up. However I’ve softened that approach a little after debates with a mechanical engineer friend of mine who has suggested a guitar’s components act a sort of subtractive tone generator. The raw open tone is a wire stretched between two piece of metal ( in the case of a Floyd Rose equipped guitar) like the low pass filter (LPF) on a synth being wide open. Adding bits of different timber absorb some of those vibrations like closing the LPF. The stiffness of the materials, the joint between the neck and body and the stiffness and thickness of the finish etc all subtract frequencies from the string and metal.

    All together, their affects are considerable, but I bet the average adult male (age-related hearing loss is considerable and disproportionately affects the high end) would be hard-pushed to detect a single factor being changed, like increasing the finish thickness or swapping rosewood for ebony finger boards. I’m sure there are Youtube clips where they do just this but they make big changes like body timbers.

    Anyway...fascinating....
     
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  9. 21Hemispheres12

    21Hemispheres12 Old Member

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    Sometimes I enjoy the body wood almost more than the top. This is my favorite one I have, the swamp ash on the left of the body is really cool and almost moves in the light in person. I haven’t seen another piece of swamp ash like it before.
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  10. dkilpatrick

    dkilpatrick Makes guitar faces

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    the back on this is nicer than the front
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  11. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 16 years of crappy tone

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    You can even find something like this in the SE line. The SE Hollowbody 2 has a flame maple backside. Its a veneer of course, but they look rad. This ain't mine, but just for example.

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  12. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    I came to similar conclusion after years of observing real guitars, and not internet propaganda. There’s a movement out there probably originating from a point of ego, that obscures correct thinking on this issue.
     
  13. Tonart

    Tonart Tone of the Art......or is that backwards?

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    Probably my best back..
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  14. DISTORT6

    DISTORT6 NJ Devil

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  15. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    Great thread!
     
  16. Draconomics

    Draconomics Celebrating 16 years of crappy tone

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    ...THAT....that is pure sex.
     
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  17. Sybo

    Sybo Nashvillan

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    GREAT SEX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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  18. SinSir

    SinSir Mad Scientist

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    I hang my guitars on the wall backwards once a week to enjoy!

    Joking but the thought has crossed my mind a time or two, especially looking at the pictures!
     
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  19. veinbuster

    veinbuster Zombie Three, DFZ

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    Probably my favourite back in the house: Juju
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    but this matches my amp better
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  20. 11top

    11top Cousin Eddie's cousin

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    Aka 11back

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    #20 11top, Oct 31, 2020
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