#1
I have someone who works in a place that makes veneer. She says they work with all sorts of exotic woods. I was curious about using some in a build. I imagine a top is just like a veneer but thicker or is it considered the same thing?
#2
I think it would be ok to use in a build. Tops are thick enough normally that the wood has some effect on the tone. Veneers are thin enough that the tone stays the same, and just the appearance is altered. Most of the time, veneered guitars are considered kinda cheap.
#3
it's a perfectly common thing, and many company's, such as bc rich, use them on their factory models.
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#4
I thought a veneer was anything that you glued on to a piece of wood!? or wood on wood I should say

that sounds so wrong
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#6
^^ a veneer is a thin piece of wood, glued on top of another wood, to give the look of that wood.
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#7
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^^ a veneer is a thin piece of wood, glued on top of another wood, to give the look of that wood.

yah thats what i meant
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#8
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I figured the cheapness would be a part of that but it would look cool. Hmm, I may try to use this on my 100GBP build....


Although, a venner is great when a beautiful wood is tonally horrible or not strong enough for use as a top. If you bound the edges, then no one wood even know that you wood is not a top, but a veneer
#9
Well, I'm not trying to fool anyone into thinking it's a slab of something. Just more for the look. A nice figured top is sex. And maybe use a different wood for the back or something. Just trying to be creative on a budget. She mentioned several different types of wood. Bubinga, koa were 2 that I remember.
#11
I dont see a problem with veneers. If you dont want a 1/2 inch top to affect the tone of your guitar then why not just use a veneer for looks. Some times veneers are just the right thing to use.

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/stelmach1117/IMG_2531.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/stelmach1117/IMG_2532.jpg

http://i144.photobucket.com/albums/r191/stelmach1117/IMG_2543.jpg

theres a headstock veneer i did on one of my first builds, it was kind of complicated, I didn't even bind it... That guitar is getting destroyed soon though, it's not a good player. It's funny how much better you get at building after your first couple builds.
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