What's up with the F Hole sticker on Mayer's Super Eagle ?

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  1. BeerBatteredPhish

    BeerBatteredPhish New Member

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    If you go to around 59 minutes in, during the solo in Brown Eyed Women, you'll notice the reflection of a F-hole sticker...so, he's ditched the semi-hollow Super ?
     
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    paul gilbert!
     
  4. PeterK

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    I thought the same thing on the fall 17' tour but when I saw them live, I noticed it was still real and it was just the reflection. But I'm not sure now, last night totally looked like it could have been a sticker
     
  5. dmatthews

    dmatthews Dave's not here...

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    It's a conspiracy!
    On the grassy knoll on 911 with the fake moon landing and a flat earth!
    Er sumpin'
     
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    Dusty Chalk alberngruppenführer

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    It's not necessarily a sticker -- the Gretsch Country Gentleman is still a hollowbody, they just have the F-hole covered with some sort of covering of some variety. Maybe they still like the F-hole, but don't like the feedback.
     
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    Maybe his take on a sound buster? o_O
     
  8. Telemesa

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    I also notice that he doesn't have the arm mounted in the bridge of his guitars. Does he have the bridges blocked or still floating?
     
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    "Dogs and Cats living together..... Mass hysteria !!!"
     
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  10. Andrew Paul

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    Could it be a different Super Eagle without a F hole????
     
  11. shinksma

    shinksma What? I get a title?

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    It is indeed a different guitar - look at the subtle direction of the chevron on each.

    The question is "why the fake hole?" Or maybe "why the plugged hole?" (Although it doesn't look like a normal plug to me.) I posit that sometimes he gets a better tone with one vs the other, maybe feedback is any issue with the one with the hole at times, so he swaps as he sees fit. But he likes the look, so got a sticker applied.

    Or maybe JM is just messing with the world, a joke he thought might not even be noticed.
     
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  12. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    It’s like something from the Twilight Zone -

     
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  13. Elliot

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    Seems like a request by John or maybe a prototype for new super eagle. I wonder if they'll read this thread and be surprised that we noticed.
     
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  14. Telemesa

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    Gretsch use to do the fake painted on hole thing also, like on thr Chet Atkins Tennesseean.
     
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    drdoom8793 THAT guy at Chick-fil-A

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    Yeah, apparently fake f holes is more common than I thought. Josh Farro, former guitarist of Paramore, had a custom Tele that had a fake f hole. His wasn't a sticker though, but rather a tiny partial carve that was painted black.
     
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  16. Alnus Rubra

    Alnus Rubra Loving nature’s wonders

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    If that’s not a decal, I’ll eat my hat!

    It’s too close to the contour of the body to be anything else!

    If someone follows JM on instagram, message him and ask. I’m sure he’ll tell all, he seems to like to share information.
     
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    Watching the live concert on Youtube and he's using it for the opening song.
     
  18. BeerBatteredPhish

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    He really drove that sweet transition from Jack Straw to Cold Rain and Snow, that was sweet!
     
  19. Dondante

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    It was noticed last year. He has been using it every since. My guess its one of the original prototypes that he liked and they use the paint or sticker as to not hurt the feelings of people who paid 10k+ for that guitar.
     
  20. Elliot

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    Just playing a bit of devil’s advocate here: why would he be playing the older prototype when he has perfectly good super eagles lying around?

    I’m sure PRS would make him more super eagles if he wanted them.

    There’s got to be something more to it IMO.
     

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