softmachine72 wrote:The weight comes from the use of Cocobolo for the top and the brass binding, the solid brass knobs, the mil spec pots, brass triple ring, and the brass all the way around the instrument. These are things that are not on most instruments an have to add 2 lbs. I went out to my shop and weighed the amount of binging needed for a fretboard, a triple ring , a tail piece and three knobs and the weighed 12.9 ozs. That is not even everything i listed and it is approaching a lb. Add the other components and weight of cocobolo and a 11lb guitar becomes 13 lbs.
williamsaut wrote:Well, there you have it. From someone who should know. And I'll say this could be a serious missing link when it come to getting closer to the sound we're all looking for.
It's been stated in this thread that alembic use this technique extensively in building their guitars which would be news to me also. In fact, years ago when the Garcia tribute first came out, I remember a build thread of it and Alembics Garcia tribute guitar was not semi hollow.
What guitars did they make semi hollow? What other 'hippie sandwich" guitars ARE semi hollow. What guitars have been built as Solid body construction 'semi hollow' design.
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