#1
How well would a carbon fiber body work instead of a wooden body? Obviously, it would be a lot lighter, but how would it effect the tone and sustain? Anyone?
#2
I don't know. Interesting idea though.
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#4
Is that sarcasm or serious? I don't know a whole lot about body construction.
#5
A little thin sounding (but not twangy). Its great for high gain playing, but playing blues or rock just sounds like there is no life in your tone. Surprisingly resonant though, much of which comes from the neck.

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#6
I would imagine that it'd sound more... Sterile, and have a lot less warmth. It might be muddy, but at the same time it could be really crisp and clear sounding. You'd have to find a guitar made of it, or build one to find out really. I personally wouldn't be into it, seeing as i'm kind of a purist with my tubes and wood and analog and all that old fashioned jazz, but it could be the next big thing in shred or electronic or something of the sort.
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#7
I'm pretty certain carbon fibre can be made with various densities depending on requirements, which would affect the tone and sustain. I'd imagine it'd be similar to those plexiglass guitars by ampeg
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#8
Besides the fact that it will be ridiculously expensive...

I don't really know. carbon fiber is used alot in road bikes to make them (obviously) lighter and because it absorbs shock really well. I don't know if that would cause a guitar to have less sustain (because it would absorb the vibration rather than sending it throughout the body).

I guess there's only one way to find out.
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#9
High gain playing? You mean like with CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In all seriousness, that sounds really cool. What do you think I'd expect to pay for a halfway decent one?
#10
^this. some are hollow. dry carbon or wet carbon. different weave etc..
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#11
80's era steinbergers are made entirely of carbon fiber.
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#13
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High gain playing? You mean like with CRUSHING OVERDRIVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
In all seriousness, that sounds really cool. What do you think I'd expect to pay for a halfway decent one?


Varies a lot. I think you can find them for around $1000, but the good quality ones are more in the 2-3k range.
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#14
That'd actually be a really cool guitar. Sounds like something steve vai would have.
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