chambered les pauls, why not just make the body thinner?
The new generation Les Paul Standard is chambered for weight relief. Thats fair enough, Les Pauls can be pretty heavy.
They claim on the gibson website that they are chambered in a way that they mimic the tone of a solid mahogany body.
My question is, why not just make them solid mahogany but thinner? Do we really think they can chamber the body so that they sound the same as a full thickness solid mahogany body?
Or is it because PRS have already done that for Gibson with their singlecuts?
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