Post your historics back shots.....

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Is a straight grain because it's from a bigger tree and so no growith rings or is it the way it was cut?
 

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Ok! Feeling VERY envious of your 10 historics but i really think you should now show the front view of all of those now. Please? 10 who are you joe B?
 

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Is a straight grain because it's from a bigger tree and so no growith rings or is it the way it was cut?
I believe it is how it’s cut..... there can be a number of pieces that can be cut with straight grain from any size tree.... of course more pieces from larger trees.
 

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In preparation of my straight grained Goldtop arriving, thought i‘d ask for a shout out of your historics backside. To kick of the thread here’s the Goldtops I looked at before picking out the one I have arriving soon. Looking through the beauty of the burst, the majority of the guitars in that book are biased towards a straight grain. which I know is not specifically interesting, but an interesting exercise for me to see what the bias is with the reissues. View attachment 530925 View attachment 530926 View attachment 530927 View attachment 530928 View attachment 530929 View attachment 530930 View attachment 530931 View attachment 530932 View attachment 530934 View attachment 530935
Nice backs!
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Strange thought here, but how often do you look at the back of your guitars? In my case, not very often! Pretty much just when I polish or wipe them down.
 

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Strange thought here, but how often do you look at the back of your guitars? In my case, not very often! Pretty much just when I polish or wipe them down.
Hey, the back needs love too...one of the things I hoped for on my LP kit was good grain for the back and getting a decent color to it.
 

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Hey, the back needs love too...one of the things I hoped for on my LP kit was good grain for the back and getting a decent color to it.
Some things are more important to different people! How does it play?
 

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All my LP backs are rift sawn. Makes a more stable body. A quarter sawn mahogany slab guitar (Junior or Special) would likely cup over time.

Here is what rift sawn looks like.

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