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I sanded it down in a small spot on the back, and it really doesn't look like wood, it seems to have two coats of red paint, under that, a coat of black, and then something bright yellow (it might be wood, but i doubt it). This is my old, cheap guitar (i think i got it for 150 when i was starting out), but i was really hoping to give it a relic kind of look.. but i guess i can't since the body isn't made out of wood (or is it?)

thoughts ?


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Last edited by Spitz13 at Jul 3, 2009,
#2
pictures....
who knows it may be a "tone plastic" but i've not heard of non=wood guitars before...
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#3
i would guess it's just plywood with a ton of paint
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#4
it could be made out of a really hard piece of cheese...mmmmmm

guitars dont have to be made of wood, i spose its just the easyest way to do it, and, why mess with a perfect model and make a guitar out of sponge?
#5
pics needed
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unless its a fisher price guitar you can make it look relic
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#9
Probably plywood.
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#10
its just the coats of paint.


take the ESP truckster. The red and white spots are just the top finish worn down.
#11
it could be made of something else, I know steinberger and parker ray use carbon fiber
plastice is possible too
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Is it one of these but painted opaque?



Whoa, where can you get one like this?!?!?
#14
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Is it one of these but painted opaque?




you cant paint wood to make it opaque <_<
#15
seeing as it's a starting guitar costing only $150 i doubt it's going to be that expensive looking but ugly green thing, or a parker that is very well made out of unusual materials for specific purposes...
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#17
MY first Act looks like that too.
I'm fairly sure it's wood, just not sure what kind.


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#18
cut it in half. a cross section of it would be most telling of what kind of material it is even though it is wood.
#19
You need to sand more than that. It looks like either a cheap ply or maybe a "plain" wood with a large amount of grain filler. That might even be a primer coat that you haven't sanded through
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i would guess it's just plywood with a ton of paint

Bingo.

There's no way in hell its made of plastic.
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so if i keep sanding it i'll get wood and i can "relic" it ?


considering that you werent even sure if your 150$ guitar was made out of wood i'm going to go out on a limb here and say no. not being a dick, just stating what i feel to be obvious. if you want to relic your guitar use the searchbar and do tons of research on it before you go ahead and just start sanding it and making it look like someone tried to relic it without having any clue of how to relic.
#23
IT's definaetly wood, I just examined my first act.
It looks the same, but there is a big gouge on the back of it, you can tell it's wood.


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#24
It's just grain filler, you must go deeper.
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Is it one of these but painted opaque?



That's an interesting guitar... looks as if you can swap pickups/electronics by removing the 'plates', and judging from the wires leading nowhere and that bridge it can be set up relatively easy for left handed playing
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#28
Just out of curiosity, would a plastic guitar sound like garbage? It doesn't really have any wood to resonate.
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Just out of curiosity, would a plastic guitar sound like garbage? It doesn't really have any wood to resonate.


Resonance is a property of all materials. Plastic will just sound different because the natural frequencies it resonates at will be different and augment the tone of the strings differently. Probably would sound pretty weird though.

I doubt it's made of plastic, you'd probably know just from the weight. Any plastic guitars i've ever heard of weigh a ton.
#30
It could be a regular wood body covered with fiberglass like in some squires and other cheapos.
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That's an interesting guitar... looks as if you can swap pickups/electronics by removing the 'plates', and judging from the wires leading nowhere and that bridge it can be set up relatively easy for left handed playing


Id bet that the switch is for leds, and that those cables "leading nowhere" are cables for leds. and that extra plate is for the leds
#33
It's quite possibly agathis, pine, poplar, or plywood.
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#34
Its body filler to cover up the crap wood they made it with
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^ no it's not,

It's sanding sealer
I confused it with grain filler earlier.
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#36
my guitar is like this too. Its basswood with a coat of blue under a coat of black. I called the company and they said they used the blue as primer, so that must be your situation as well
#37
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^ no it's not,

It's sanding sealer
I confused it with grain filler earlier.

Ahh, makes sense. All I really knew is that it was filler. My old POS guitar is coated in this stuff, its like a fabric thats soaked in it
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#38
its filler, or sealer one of the 2. if you want to go relic you sust need to sand through that.
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#39
not all guitars are made of wood i recently saw a alumium guitar on the web. my epiphone wildcat is made of a composite material and let asalone the ovation acoustics. the back is some kind of composit and im building a lucite body strat hagstrom used to make guitars with plastic tops and old danelectros were masonite top and back its probably some composite material
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not all guitars are made of wood i recently saw a alumium guitar on the web. my epiphone wildcat is made of a composite material and let asalone the ovation acoustics. the back is some kind of composit and im building a lucite body strat hagstrom used to make guitars with plastic tops and old danelectros were masonite top and back its probably some composite material

might be closer to masonite, cuz aluminum is expensive to build guitars from and so is the material used by Ovation.
Then there's this band called Slice The Cake...

Bunch of faggots putting random riffs together and calling it "progressive" deathcore.
Stupid name.
Probably picked "for teh lulz"

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