#1
so.. this sort of body "chambering"... or this


with no f-holes, with a Mahogany body that looks vaguely like a Les Paul with double cutaways. What could I expect to hear out of that? Anyway... this might be in the wrong forum, but you guys are the real experts - what do you think?
#3
Quote by freedumb
its a telecaster, and there should be a cap to cover those wholes


i think he meant, that kind of chambering ON a guitar that looks like les paul etc.
#4
Quote by freedumb
its a telecaster, and there should be a cap to cover those wholes
OK. I know it's a tele. And I know that the holes are covered. I'm just showing the inside of the body because I want to know what the guitar would sound like if I applied the same principle to a different type of guitar.

Quote by mangablade
i think he meant, that kind of chambering ON a guitar that looks like les paul etc.
Yeah, pretty much.

I know that the thinline tele sounds pretty much like a tele does... I'm asking if I put that same concept into a Les Paul or SG-style body, with humbuckers and not the twangy-ish tele-style, what would I get? Basically, I just want to know some of the principles behind it...

It's just a point of interest.
#5
Epiphone has a hollow body guitar that is similar in shape and size to a Les Paul. You could check one of those out. I think it's the FlameKat. I know it's got f-holes, but might give you and idea. I also recall Squier having a chambered guitar, an Esprit, I think. These might get you in the ballpark.
#6
When you howllow out a solid body guitar, you can except some very nice feed back, and a sweet resonant, harmonic tone. A lot of other factors do influence tone!
#7
im sorry, i misunderstood your question. epiphone makes a chambered les paul called the ultra. you could expect a warmer fuller tone for bluesy, and classic rock sounds, but feedback issues would prevent it from being good for metal, and it wouldn't sound aggressive enough for high gain music.
#8
Ok, I think my plan is as follows:

Since I'm taking a year off of school I have all the time in the world, so, firstly I shall build my first full guitar from scratch, a double-cut LP solidbody.
IF money permits, and I feel like it, I'm going to build a Thinline Tele without the F-hole for funsies.

Then we'll see.

I'm already pretty good with woodworking just from teaching myself, but this'll be a challenge for sure. I've already ordered my wood :P