3-piece maple tops on LP standards?

phillyred79

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2007
Messages
320
Reaction score
2
Well, on eBay right now there is a nice '92 LP Std. with an amber-flamed 3 piece maple top. Question is, does Gibson do this to round up scrap wood laying around? Does this affect the tone compared to a 2-piece? Also, are there certain years they did this? Thanks!
 

scozz

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 2, 2007
Messages
4,658
Reaction score
6,143
Gibson used 3-piece maple tops in the 70s and 80s. I don't believe I've ever seen a 92 LP with a 3-piece top.
 

MIDNIGHT

V.I.P. Member
V.I.P. Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
2,908
Reaction score
40
Well, on eBay right now there is a nice '92 LP Std. with an amber-flamed 3 piece maple top. Question is, does Gibson do this to round up scrap wood laying around? Does this affect the tone compared to a 2-piece? Also, are there certain years they did this? Thanks!

:photos: :D
 

phillyred79

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2007
Messages
320
Reaction score
2
Here it is:

f06a_3.JPG
 

MIDNIGHT

V.I.P. Member
V.I.P. Member
Joined
Aug 6, 2007
Messages
2,908
Reaction score
40
cool.. how is the sound of it though? does it being a 3-piece top guitar affect the sound in anyway?

:hippie:
 

phillyred79

Senior Member
Joined
Sep 3, 2007
Messages
320
Reaction score
2
cool.. how is the sound of it though? does it being a 3-piece top guitar affect the sound in anyway?

:hippie:

I have no idea. It ain't mine. That was my original question along with when did they start making these? I thought only in the 70's and 80's.
 

lexluthier

V.I.P. Member
V.I.P. Member
Joined
Jun 15, 2007
Messages
1,336
Reaction score
369
My brother has a 71 LP Deluxe with a 7 piece top. Looks like a bowling alley lane. Guitar sounds great, btw...
 

LoKi

V.I.P. Member
Joined
May 3, 2007
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
122
I've always wondered what a guitar top would look like with a bunch of thin pieces, like a hardwood floor. Do you have pics of your bro's guitar? I'd love to see it.

My LPC has a 3 piece maple top, and it sounds killer... and I find it to be beautiful.
 

geezberry

Senior Member
Joined
Apr 3, 2009
Messages
4,215
Reaction score
2,827
If the 3 piece tops are good enough for Slash, they're good enough for me. My 79 has a 3 piece top and a 1 piece back.

Hey this thread is pretty old.

You still there?

F31489C4D2C4D892D24247E15C40.jpg
 

glynneCicada

Senior Member
Joined
Dec 14, 2009
Messages
1,088
Reaction score
333
I dont care what anyone says, Slash fkn RULED back then. Look at that picture. Amazing. :slash:
 

budd

Senior Member
Joined
Mar 11, 2010
Messages
1,161
Reaction score
501
how did you even find this thread lol

I've got a 91 with a 3 piece top if the OP is still around.

:D
 

Latest Threads



Top