#1
I see a lot of flamed and quilted maple topped guitars...

Does the flamed/quilted maple do anything for the tone, or just it just look cool and make it more expensive?

What other kind of tops are there?
#2
Maple tops on mahogany (As long as it's a real amount of maple, not just a veneer), will help clear up the bass, as well as giving some high's to the tone.
I've seen rosewood, redwood, cedar, myrtlewood, I'm making a lacewood top, even ash.
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Bookmatched is that mirrored look. It's purely cosmetic.
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#5
Okay, so on a guitar with mahogany body and a maple top, I'll be able to (in other terms) chug some Drop C powerchords with a cleaner sound and the highs will stick out more?
#6
Yeah, it will be more similar to playing a solid korina for example (Think Paul Gilbert's 'Fireman' and the early Gibsons), or playing a heavier, more sustaining basswood.

Although mahogany, even with the maple, might be just too much for drop c.
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#7
Well I don't play too much in drop C. Lately it's been Drop Db.

I'm playing a basswood guitar right now, and it could be the pickups (crappy stock low-end Dean pickups) but usually the deeper chugging is really muddy unless my treble settings are kinda high.
#8
What amp are you playing through?
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Although mahogany, even with the maple, might be just too much for drop c.


+1, especially with the set neck and 24.75" scale length.
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#12
Psh, I play in drop Bb standard on my 24.75".
I just have to use .013's.

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heh. i don't really use my edwards for anything much heavier than hard rock, things get a little indistinct even for 80s metal for my liking, and that's in E. Though I could improve things by changing the pickups, the JB isn't great with regards to muddiness in Les Pauls.
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#14
I'll let you know it sounds like crap though. Being drop tuned that far on a short scale...It's why I want a baritone.
The JB isn't my favorite pickup. In fact, Seymour Duncans aren't my favorite pickups. As I live in the UK (Like you), Bareknuckle and Swineshead and Rockmonkeys are much better, for nearly the same price.
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#15
hahaha

agreed about the pickups. I'd happily take duncans if they came stock, as they're better than most stock pickups (at least on mid-priced guitars- of course there's no guarantee that I wouldn't replace them later), but there's no way I'd buy them at the retail price for retrofitting. Only reason I could think of for buying a Duncan here is if they made a type of pickup I needed which none of the UK makers made, like lipstick pickups or something like that.
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#16
My dean is a 24.75 scale.
And it sounds fine until you get to B. I'm using 10 gauge strings...

Of course the string-thru body design probably helps a lot. And the pretty long distance from nut to tuning towers.