Does a goldtop sound different than an IDENTICAL LP with regular nitro?

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Because of this policy my "soul" is banned...... so don't blame me for being a asshole,...it's required.

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It could be worse. You could be playing a PRS in the back seat of a Mercedes, two of the most soulless devices on the planet ;)
 

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>> Lacquer IS a porous finish, and a lot softer than poly, therefore is less constricting. Thus allowing the guitar to vibrate more freely, which affects it's overall tone. <<

One reason why older guitars sound even better is that they develop checking. This reduces the constriction of the vibrating wood in the same way that loosening your belt halfway through Thanksgiving dinner reduces the constriction of your breathing.

This is why it's advisable to have an experienced Luthier relic your Les Pauls. While artificial checking clearly won't be as advantageous as natural checking (for obvious reasons) any kind of checking provides some deconstriction, thus freeing the wood to vibrate more naturally.

Checking is more beneficial to goldtops than to sunbursts (again, common knowledge) because it allows the bronze ("gold") particles to vibrate out through the cracks, gradually removing the constricting weight of all that metal. This is similar to how the human body loses a tiny amount of weight at the moment of death, as the soul is released.

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Decades back a bud made a mold of a Tele from his Tele. He worked at a marble & granite countertop company. He cast a marble dust Tele however they do that and put his neck on it... Polished and everything.... Sounded damn good....right up until the lack of circulation made you lose all feeling in your leg.... Extremely 'live' guitar.... He finally put the neck back on his Tele body and put that heavy ass body in the shed... ain't like anybody would steal the heavy sumbitch....
 

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It’s posts like this that make me doubt this whole site.

Why do we even let people post these questions?
Surely its not the questions that are the key but the answers and advice......I mean you can't stop stupid people from joining, but you can certainly educate them once they are here.
But on that note....are you not aware about forums in general???
 

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Decades back a bud made a mold of a Tele from his Tele. He worked at a marble & granite countertop company. He cast a marble dust Tele however they do that and put his neck on it... Polished and everything.... Sounded damn good....right up until the lack of circulation made you lose all feeling in your leg.... Extremely 'live' guitar.... He finally put the neck back on his Tele body and put that heavy ass body in the shed... ain't like anybody would steal the heavy sumbitch....
Obviously ideal tone for… wait for it… stoner rock.

I’ll see myself out now…
 

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Obviously ideal tone for… wait for it… stoner rock.

I’ll see myself out now…
Oh it would rock.... Rock you to your knees if you wore it long enough....

On your leg, it had a built-in timer.... You were done practicing when you could no longer feel anything on your right side....

If some hurricane wind cranks up, strap it on. Wind ain't blowing you nowhere... I think it would be good up to about 180mph....

Be good tare weight for a C-5 to balance it out...
 

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Don't be silly guys. Until someone designs a paint that can be detected by magnetic pickups, it will make no difference.

We're rapidly heading downhill into flat earth territory here. Or even worse, tonewoods.
 

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We're rapidly heading downhill into flat earth territory here. Or even worse, tonewoods.
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Thick poly is so much better because it traps the sound waves inside the finish so it bounces around and around all inside the finish and won't let the tonez leak out into the atmosphere.......and shit. Over time the wood trapped inside the poly becomes lighter and lighter until it weighs nothing because all the weight is absorbed by the thick poly shell around it... Eventually, the wood will deteriorate to nothing in the middle but you can't see it because the outer wood surface is stuck to the thick poly so it still looks solid but it's not so it is really hollow but still looks solid but it's not... Old poly guitars you better be careful when changing altitudes once it gets hollow inside because it could literally pop inside the case because of the thick poly finish being airtight. Too rapid a change in barometric pressure could cause it to explode. Bad weather triggering a sudden drop in barometric pressure can do it too. An extreme change and the finish can frag on you if not in the case.... We all know guitar wood can easily breathe through laq like cheesecloth but can't breathe through a thick poly finish which makes a thick poly finish much better than cheap ass laq that breathes.. If it breathes it must have a bunch of holes in it....and shit. Who wants a finish with holes in it? That's cheaper'n hell. Don't ever change the strap buttons on a thick poly finish guitar because you'll break the seal and all the sound waves can get out....and shit. If a Lester sounds lively and loud acoustically, it ain't worth a shit plugged in because all the tonez can get out of that cheap ass laq finish what has holes in it and the wood can easily breathe through it.....and shit. A thick poly finish guitar still has the tones trapped inside bouncing all around forever.....and shit.

If you change the G & D gears to heavier gears, it'll really sing due to the added weight on the end of neck...and shit If your guitar is too resonant and too alive, put the heavy gears on the two E strings....and shit.

Goldtops are much heavier because of using real gold in the the paint and gold being soft, makes Goldies more mellow and warmer....like butter....and shit.

None of that matters though if your strap ain't thick wide leather.... Synthetic straps kill the tonez...and shit.

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No two guitars will sound exactly alike
You either like how the guitars sound or you don’t like how it sounds. Two guitars with the same finish will not sound exactly the same. You will like one over the other.
 
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Thick poly is so much better because it traps the sound waves inside the finish so it bounces around and around all inside the finish and won't let the tonez leak out into the atmosphere.......and shit. Over time the wood trapped inside the poly becomes lighter and lighter until it weighs nothing because all the weight is absorbed by the thick poly shell around it... Eventually, the wood will deteriorate to nothing in the middle but you can't see it because the outer wood surface is stuck to the thick poly so it still looks solid but it's not so it is really hollow but still looks solid but it's not... Old poly guitars you better be careful when changing altitudes once it gets hollow inside because it could literally pop inside the case because of the thick poly finish being airtight. Too rapid a change in barometric pressure could cause it to explode. Bad weather triggering a sudden drop in barometric pressure can do it too. An extreme change and the finish can frag on you if not in the case.... We all know guitar wood can easily breathe through laq like cheesecloth but can't breathe through a thick poly finish which makes a thick poly finish much better than cheap ass laq that breathes.. If it breathes it must have a bunch of holes in it....and shit. Who wants a finish with holes in it? That's cheaper'n hell. Don't ever change the strap buttons on a thick poly finish guitar because you'll break the seal and all the sound waves can get out....and shit. If a Lester sounds lively and loud acoustically, it ain't worth a shit plugged in because all the tonez can get out of that cheap ass laq finish what has holes in it and the wood can easily breathe through it.....and shit. A thick poly finish guitar still has the tones trapped inside bouncing all around forever.....and shit.

If you change the G & D gears to heavier gears, it'll really sing due to the added weight on the end of neck...and shit If your guitar is too resonant and too alive, put the heavy gears on the two E strings....and shit.

Goldtops are much heavier because of using real gold in the the paint and gold being soft, makes Goldies more mellow and warmer....like butter....and shit.

None of that matters though if your strap ain't thick wide leather.... Synthetic straps kill the tonez...and shit.

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I agree,.... Polly-wally-doodle all day and shit.
 
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No two guitars will sound exactly alike
You either like how the guitars sound or you don’t like how it sounds. Two guitars with the same finish will not sound exactly the same. You will like one over the other.
This is true. How many times have you gone into a music store, tried out two identical guitars ... then found they weren't identical?

It works the other way round too; I used to have two Epiphone Casinos. One sunburst with a trapeze tailpiece, that sounded really loud and vibrant when played unplugged, the other a natural one with a Bigsby that was muffled and lifeless. Plugged in - no difference.
 

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