#1
Okay, does the 'shape' of the guitar contribute to the sound? What I mean, if its a big guitar, like an explorer, will it have a fuller sound than a strat or les paul shape? What about V's...? I always thought an explorer would have a really heavy bass tone to it. Just curious
#2
yeah a bit
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#3
It's very subtle, much subtler than most people seem to think, but yes. The big things: smaller body is a little brighter, larger body is bassier. Larger body = more sustain. So an Explorer is a tiny bit bassier and has a tiny bit more sustain than, say, a Flying V.
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#4
Not hugely, but hollowbody/solid body does.

in a large scale, you're not gonna get much sound out of this:



you'd get much more out of this

#5
not so much the shape but the mass. as in a heavy les paul will sustain better than a lighter guitar. but in the case of an acoustic, a large dreadnaught will sound fuller than a folk body.
#6
Sort of, all I really know is that mid-range is somehow affected by the wood behind the bridge, because of the anecdote that EVH cut a big V in the back of an Ibanez Destroyer and completely ruined the tone.
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#8
gtfo

how many high end pedals, pickups and amps are dedicated to recreating your tone?
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yes.


That's not what I said, and I prefer not to be misquoted. I didn't said EVH had a bad tone, I didn't say anything like that. I said that he basically destroyed one of his favorite guitars because he cut a big wedge out of the back of it. Those were his words in an interview from a few years back. It was his "Shark" guitar that I was talking about.
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#10
What about a lets say a Les Paul and Explorer? What if the wood mass, the wood material, pickups etc. was the same except the shape was different? Would they sound the same or different?
#11
Yeah well about the Shark guitar IMHO it was more likely the fact that cutting that chunk out of it probably compromised the stability of the body, rather than that the missing wood actually significantly affected the sound. That said, I think there is something to the theory that more wood might produce slightly more sustain, but I think that the electronics, hardware, and materials contribute far more than body shape or size.
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Yeah well about the Shark guitar IMHO it was more likely the fact that cutting that chunk out of it probably compromised the stability of the body, rather than that the missing wood actually significantly affected the sound. That said, I think there is something to the theory that more wood might produce slightly more sustain, but I think that the electronics, hardware, and materials contribute far more than body shape or size.


The wood itself will probably impact a guitar's sound more than the shape of the guitar.
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#13
It's not so much shape, but the density and weight of the wood. I have a Washburn bass made of basswood, weighs about 8 pounds. Also, I used to have an old Fender Precision made of Swamp Ash which weighed a whopping 15. The heavier P-Bass had a much thicker sound. Also, my Dean V Electric guitar has a less dense sound than my LTD F-series, and the dean has a much bigger body. Hope this little advice helped.
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It does have some impact on tone, however little, but it's really hard to quantify. All things relating to tone are hard to quantify.
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Sort of, all I really know is that mid-range is somehow affected by the wood behind the bridge, because of the anecdote that EVH cut a big V in the back of an Ibanez Destroyer and completely ruined the tone.


That's not the only stupid thing EVH ever did to a guitar.

The funny part is some people are willing to pay stupid amounts of money for an exact duplicate of the "Frankenstrat" including the disconnected neck pickup and reflectors on the back....

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#16
It depends on the volume of the guitar shape, the more volume (as in physical volume, not sound), the more wood, which affects the sound. The shape itself does nothing though.
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Yeah well about the Shark guitar IMHO it was more likely the fact that cutting that chunk out of it probably compromised the stability of the body, rather than that the missing wood actually significantly affected the sound. That said, I think there is something to the theory that more wood might produce slightly more sustain, but I think that the electronics, hardware, and materials contribute far more than body shape or size.


Given Eddie himself said it was because of tone instead of stability, as well as the fact guitars like the Xiphos exist, I think it was tone, not stability.
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