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Veener or solid maple top? How can I understand?

 
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cino.and
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:32 am    Post subject: Veener or solid maple top? How can I understand? Reply with quote

Hello to all
I need some help about maple top of my les Paul
I have read a lot of topic about guitar and his top in veener or solid maple but i don't know yet what i must see when buy a new guitar for understand if i have in front of me one or the other.
Someone can help me?

For example:

This is from OBG Quilted top
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Is solid or veener?[/img]
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AlanN
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Look at the cavity from 45-degrees rather than straight on - you're looking to see any join around the top of the maple cap, or continuation of grain throughout the whole thing. Finally, check that the top's centre join lines meet up in the cavity; if they're offset a little, or even missing from the main body of the cap, it's a veneer.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 2:37 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's a mis-matching seam:

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cino.and
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2009 3:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ok..I try to see
Thanks a lot
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