#2
I've never seen an acoustic-electric guitar with a whammy bar. But that's not to say that this "guiar" you speak of couldn't have one. And there's alot in this world I haven't seen, such as a question with a period, thereby making it a statement, and a horribly incorrect one at that.
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#3
I have also never seen it and I?m not saying it couldn?t be done but?wouldn?t the Whammy bar eventually rip out of the Guitar since it?s made from wood.
#4
i haven't ever seen one.... i don't play electric so this may be wrong but doesn't the whammy bar actually raise and lower the bridge on a springed hinge from the soundboard of an electric guitar? if that IS how whammy bars work, i couldn't really see one working out on an acoustic guitar.
#6
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The Yamaha APX10 Acoustic-Electric guitar can come fitted whith a tremolo bar.
http://acousticon.net/thegear.html
(second guitar)

I've never seen another guitar with tremolo, but I'm sure you would need quite a bit of reinforcement over the wood before installing your own.


i'd have to agree and adding alot of reinforcement would almost certainly cut down a great deal on the ability of the sound board to resonate.... thus also immensely cutting down on the tone of the guitar.
#7
Could you be thinking of a jazz box or a hollowbody guitar? More specifially, a semi-hollow body? They can come fitted with tremolo bars.

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#8
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i haven't ever seen one.... i don't play electric so this may be wrong but doesn't the whammy bar actually raise and lower the bridge on a springed hinge from the soundboard of an electric guitar? if that IS how whammy bars work, i couldn't really see one working out on an acoustic guitar.


Well, see, a whammy bar does raise/lower the bridge.

As a unit, in concert with the saddle.

The main aspect is that it raises at an angle, in essence, lengthening or shortening the reasonating length of the string.
#9
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Well, see, a whammy bar does raise/lower the bridge.

As a unit, in concert with the saddle.

The main aspect is that it raises at an angle, in essence, lengthening or shortening the reasonating length of the string.


thats what i was implying by saying it raised and lowered the bridge on a springed hinge (at an angle)... thanks for the info!
#10
But yeah...

I don't see how or why you'd have one on an acoustic, seeing as on an electric, you can artificially sustain a note, which is the period of time when you would be fiddling with the whammy, but you can't do the same with an acoustic.
#11
ive seen them on semi hollow bodys.
but not on full hollow bodys
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#12
It would be a bit of a catch-22, without some extreme 'tone deadening' bracing it would crack the surrounding timbers fairly quickly and with said extreme 'tone deadening' bracing, sustain would be non-existent, thereby rendering the whammy totally useless.
#13
I love people who bring threads up that are 5 months old.

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