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Different tops on the LS-models?

 
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peksi
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 6:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is there a difference in the sound of LS-60 - LS-75? I see the only difference (except for the LS-75S, which has different pickups) in those guitars is the top of the body. LS-60 has a maple top, LS-65 has a maple2pcs top (what is that, actually?), LS-70F has a flamed sycamore laminated top and the LS75Q has a quilted maple laminated top. So... I'd guess there is some sound difference, but how much, and what sort of difference?
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The 2 piece top is basically 2 pieces of maple that are fitted together to create the top of the guitar. This is overlayed on a piece of mahagony.

My thoughts are these different woods definately affect the sound characterics of the guitar.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 8:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hmm... it seems like Gibsons mostly have maple tops... So why does Tokai use other woods? And also, what is an AAAA Flame Maple Top?

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 28, 2001 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

AAAA Flame Top means that the top has a really nice flame or swirl to the wood.

I haven't checked Gibson's lately but I'm sure cost is a reason for some of the tops. Also Gibson used to use mahagony for their tops but have switched to maple. The LS320's have mahogony tops which make them more of a true replica than the Gibson models. I think only the Customs had mahagony tops.

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