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Old 04-27-2013, 09:00 AM   #1
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Question maple cap?

hi, is a 3/4 inch maple cap merely a visual thing or does it effect the tone of the guitar?
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:33 AM   #2
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:34 AM   #3
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You're going to get so many different answers mate.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:35 AM   #4
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If its physically attached to the instrument, then yes, of course it'll affect the tone. Whether that's any of the below:

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Important
Worth talking about

is all completely subjective.
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Old 04-27-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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If its physically attached to the instrument, then yes, of course it'll affect the tone. Whether that's any of the below:

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is all completely subjective.



This is the best answer I think.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:06 AM   #6
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It will not affect the tone enough for you to notice. It's essentially visual.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:42 AM   #7
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And yeah, what are you gonna do, take it off and see if you "prefer" or even notice the difference? Pointless topic.
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Old 04-27-2013, 10:56 AM   #8
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you look cool when you wear one.



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Old 04-27-2013, 11:26 AM   #9
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lol thats awesome
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But you have to rock it backwards like Fred durst
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greg wins

FWIW I always heard that a veneer was cosmetic, while a sufficiently thick cap did affect the tone. Whether that's true or not, I dunno. You'd need to try the same guitar made of mahogany first, then saw a bit off and add the maple cap to really tell...
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:08 AM   #13
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too many variables. and the overly gaudy ones are ugly.
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