- Jun 24, 2014
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Looks like it was a maple neck on models made in 1979 or thereabout.
I was always wondering what is the difference between mahogany and maple necks on LPC's of that era?
Yes I think they can both be original to the guitar.Thank you guys.
Is it possible for a 1979 Custom to come with a TP6 tail piece from the factory and with the pictured hard case?
Despite the uniformed views above, wood does make a difference. People who actually build guitars and are experienced in these matter know this.....the monkeys who simply perpetuate myth will say otherwise.
The issue soundwise is whether you can manage to isolate what part of the guitar is contributing what to the final tone. This is where problems arise.......as each piece of wood is different to each other you can only give a general tonal description as to how an average piece of x wood will sound like compared with another species. The neck is a very important part of the whole picture.....having changed necks amongst many fender strats over the years I can quite comfortably say that the profile as well as the wood will make a difference to how the guitar reacts and sounds.......but it is subtle of course - the pickups have their own tone which will sound similar from guitar to guitar.
Maple is quite hard as a wood. Generally I'd say the tone of s mapleneck would be harder and much more biting than mahogany.....or more present.
The TP 6 is very common and could well have come from that era. I'm not sure on the case, but it does look similar to my 80 Deluxe case so its also possible to be original.
Sweet looking guitar, too, enjoy it!!!
you are in Australia, correct?
If you are going to pay that, you can find one closer to you...no reason to purchase (this in in USA) for this price and take the shipping chance IMO.
still...too much for this guitar.
First of all, tone woods do make a difference. According to your theory, you could make the neck out of aluminum and it would sound the exact same. I'm not sure if some of you guys aren't versed in logic or if you simply don't consider counter-examples before making such audacious claims.Nothing but two syllables. Maple or Mahogany used in a NECK, (notice I didn't say body)
will feel no different from one another once coated with some thick 'norlin lacquer. No sound difference either. This tonal wood shit is so laughable, "Hey guys, I recently switched my rosewood fretboard to ebony and now I'm getting a much darker tone!" ...
HOWEVER, I'm no Les Paul expert.....
Now watch the in-denial tone wood freaks give me hell
Sorry if it seems harsh to you, but as other posters have since explained it is quite simply a view of no logic at all, and the original view was expressed just as strongly.Although your post was kind of informative, the statement in bold says a lot about you, sorry but that was uncalled for IMO.