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Ok, so some of you know that about a month ago I found a Les Paul in a dumpster. Anyways, I was just taking apart the guitar to discover what it was made of, because I'm thinking about refinishing it.

Now here's the problem, it looks ALOT like ply, but it smells a bit like cough syrup? Anyone have any ideas on what it could possibly be?


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#3
what is with all these threads about people finding guitars. theres been like two today. why dont I find guitars just laying around? but on a related note..did you ever think that the syrup could just actually BE cough syrup since it was in a dumpster...
#4
The smell is probably glue or paint.

One easy way to tell if it's plywood: it has plys of wood.

It either is or it isn't, the difference is rather distinct, usually.

Check the neck pocket and control cavities, and the sides if you're sanding it down.
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#5
^ I'm guessing its plywood as well, but I'm curious as to why it smells like it does. I cant get pics atm cause I'm on my iPod. I'll get them up as soon as possible.


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#6
It is probably glue or paint, or maybe some other chemical used in the manufacturing process.

Are there any mysterious stains, or cavities in which to store illicit materials?

My guitars all have stash boxes. .
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#8
well i was talking to this one guy, and they had an epi les paul and they took it and started bashing it up and it turned out it was actually made of playwood, so yah what model Epi LP is it, becasue i know that they make the really really cheap ones are made of ply wood
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It is probably glue or paint, or maybe some other chemical used in the manufacturing process.

Are there any mysterious stains, or cavities in which to store illicit materials?

My guitars all have stash boxes. .


Yeah, the bridge cavity goes into the body, then us routed out forwards the bridge itself. Kinda like a hidden compartment. O.o

Maybe it was smuggling cough syrup!


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#11
That's a really good idea, for the record ^^

Anyway, you know the saying: If it looks like plywood, and it sounds like plywood, and it smells like cough syrup, it's probably a duck.
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#12
Its not an epi lol. Jim, what's mdf?

EDIT: it doesnt sound llike plywood>.> my squier sounds like plywood


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edit: Medium-density Fiberboard.

It's heavy as **** and is pratically destroyed if it gets wet. It's a conglomeration of wood chips and glue compressed into a sheet of building material.
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#14
That stuff with codine in it will get you straight ****ed.

Trust me, when I used to get bad upper respiratory infections all the time, and I got the good cough syrup, not that OTC garbage.

Well I took tablespoons instead of teaspoons once, by accident, then I went to school.

Soooo I got to take a ride.

As for it not being plywood, maybe so, but I doubt it. It would be unusual for a good guitar to be in a dumpster... maybe though,

EDIT: MDF, the antichrist for wood workers everwhere... It's wood dust and bits mixed with glue and compressed into bricks of wood substitute.

It wreaks havok on tools, weighs six metric assloads per cubic centimetre, and sucks up water like fat kids suck up smarties.
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ts not an epi lol. Jim, what's mdf?

itsnot an epi then what is it... its probably plywood then anyways
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#16
Yeah, if it isn't a recognizeable brand, it probably isn't of the greatest quality...

Unless...

Who wants to bet it's an Ormsby, except a piece of dust settled in the finish so he scrapped the whole ****in thing ?
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Well, my friend found a gibby on the corner once....lucky bastard>=(


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Well, my friend found a gibby on the corner once....lucky bastard>

chances are its a copy, no one in the world would leave a gibson on the ground, unless by street corner, your friend meant "an appartment that he broke into the other day"
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#19
Yeah, I love when you "find things on the street" or when stuff "falls out of the back of a truck" .



Grand theft.
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#20
well, it looks, plays, and sounds like a Gibson. Not to mention there was a pqssed out homeless guy a few yards away


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#22
Jesus lp 0.0 since when were you such an ass. I already said I can't put pics up till tommorow. I'll stop posting till I get the pics up.


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if you are sanding, and you smell cough syrup, thats probably just the lead poisoning killign your nasal receptors, no big deal.

pics or gtfo

nothing like good ol' american made lead based paint to spice up your day right Timmy... Timmy?
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#26
Lol. So yeah, I'll start sanding tommorrow hopefully, then well figure it out for sure


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#28
Just out of curiosity, what else do you know about this guitar?

What is on the headstock, what does it look like now?
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#29
Already did that, its painted for some reason

EDIT: its an unmarked headstock. Black les Paul shape, lp junior style bridge


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Well I took tablespoons instead of teaspoons once, by accident, then I went to school.

"Accident"


It wreaks havok on tools, weighs six metric assloads per cubic centimetre, and sucks up water like fat kids suck up smarties.



Can "Metric assload" be a real term of measure?
Oddly enough, it weighs slightly more than the traditional (American) "Assload" but slightly less than the standardized fuck ton.

I stripped the paint off a B C Rich once only to find it had a fiberboard top and back... which we had planned on carving.... Big mess.
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#31
the fuckton.

Here is the most widely accepted definition of the term, found at urban dictionary.

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More properly, "Metric fucktonne." The fuckton is the Imperial standard for the measurement of fuckweight, while the fucktonne, in contrast, constitutes the Metric measure of fuckmass.

Generally used to imply superlative quantity with the Metric standard included to emphasise this point. The inclusion of the term is, however, fundamentally a misuse of that standard, as the Imperial fuckton (2000 Imperial fuckpounds) denotes a slightly greater measure of fuckweight within Earth's gravitational pull than does the Metric fuckton (1000 Metric fuckilograms).


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#33
Surely we concluded last time that it's an Encore aka $80 plywood copy?

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#34
I think it would make a heck of a story if it were made of eucalyptus wood. But more likely it is made of plywood or something like that.
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#35
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EDIT: MDF, the antichrist for wood workers everwhere... It's wood dust and bits mixed with glue and compressed into bricks of wood substitute.

It wreaks havok on tools, weighs six metric assloads per cubic centimetre, and sucks up water like fat kids suck up smarties.

Sigged, Otter

And take the back off the control cavity, you should be able to see the wood. It's pretty easy to tell if it's plywood. It has layers
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#36
Thank you sir!

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Good one, Ryan.

I've always heard the fuckton called "Shitload. Is this just a catch-all word for the various Imperial measures?

I believe the ****ton (also ****load) is comprised of 2000 pussypounds, or dickpounds, depending. 1 pussy/dickpound is the equivalent of 16 ass-ounces.



And any word on the wood yet?
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Good one, Ryan.

I've always heard the fuckton called "Shitload. Is this just a catch-all word for the various Imperial measures?


Me too. Not heard of Sh!tton before...

I do however like the term "Fuk Off", not in a disparaging way (in this case).

The word order, denotes the increase.

"Fuk Off big car"
"Fuk Off, Great big house"
"Huge, Fuk Off Mansion"
"Massive, great big Fuk Off tits" (+ points for combination)

Question is, what would you rather carry, a Sh!tload of Feathers or a Fuk Off sack of coal?

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#40
Or a big fuk off knife
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