#1
I am told that it would- any opinions?

BTW: I plan on using a mahogany neck - I might be able to swap but it would cost allot more.

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Would a rockmaple body sound THAT bad?
It would sound THAT good, if you're going for a brighter tone...
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Who told you this? Tell them they don't know what they're talking about...

It would sound fine, you just might want to combat the brightness with high value pots and low treble pickups and whatnot.
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Bad is subjective,

it will sound bright though.




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#5
Well to tell the truth it was/is/might (kinda subject to what you guys advice me) be gonna be a flying v rhythem focused guitar. But really if it sounds good doing anyhting then I'm happy.
Puickups are gonna be EMGs a 60 and a 81.

Ah. I almost forgot. Its gonna be a 7 string.
EDIT: the 7s gonna be a low B.

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#6
If you're using EMGs, then tonewood really won't matter, iirc.
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Well to tell the truth it was/is/might (kinda subject to what you guys advice me) be gonna be a flying v rhythem focused guitar. But really if it sounds good doing anyhting then I'm happy.
Puickups are gonna be EMGs a 60 and a 81.

Ah. I almost forgot. Its gonna be a 7 string.
EDIT: the 7s gonna be a low B.
If it's gonna be a full V, like a Gibson (not that asymmetrical little body thang), that's gonna be a bit heavy in maple ...
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#9
Thanks for the info... but im fairly big at 6ft6 so I recon that I could take it - I can always re-do the template and cut a bit more off if its stupidly heavy (-:. Also, im on a budget of guilt cause my parents have agreed to pay (-; for my b-day.

Besides - I could use the exercise (-:.

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#10
I've started noticing a little bit of difference between my Alder Strat, and my old Les Paul. Haven't gotten to do any real testing, though.
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Thanks for the info... but im fairly big at 6ft6 so I recon that I could take it - I can always re-do the template and cut a bit more off if its stupidly heavy (-:. Also, im on a budget of guilt cause my parents have agreed to pay (-; for my b-day.

Besides - I could use the exercise (-:.
Ew? If it looks right, don't muck it up for the sake of weight.
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#12
If anything, you could probably chamber it.
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#13
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If anything, you could probably chamber it.


Would this also help balance out the brightness? I was under the impression that chambered or semi-hollow bodies were a lot "deeper" tonewise.
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#14
As stated, it would tend to sound very bright, and weigh a lot. But maple with medium-output jazzy humbuckers would be delicious. It would also be a great candidate for burst finishes.

An acoustic or hollowbody in maple might have feedback problems, but I don't think that merely chambering it would be an issue. Chambering would help with weight.
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#15
I think so, You could also semi-hollow it, and put a mahogany block in the centre with a maple cap over top.

EDIT: My little brother's Michael Kelly is a semi-hollow all-maple. Never feeds back on him and sounds surprisingly good in low tunings.
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