#1
I found out that my acoustic guitar has a spruce top and obankole back and sides, is this good?
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#2
Ovangkol (note correct spelling) is a less expensive substitute for Indian Rosewood. Good or not, as long as the guitar sounds good to you, that's what counts.
#3
Quote by LeftyDave
Ovangkol (note correct spelling) is a less expensive substitute for Indian Rosewood. Good or not, as long as the guitar sounds good to you, that's what counts.


well I was just wrighting it like it was on the fender website, "Spruce top, obankole back and sides"....but ok i guess thats true.
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#4
It's gotta be a typo, no search anywhere comes up with "obankole" as a type of wood.
Which model Fender is it?
#5
f-35
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#6
well I was just wrighting it like it was on the fender website,


Would you mind posting the link to that page. I cant find it, but I find it hard to believe that they would have spelling errors on their website.

I found out that my acoustic guitar has a spruce top and obankole back and sides, is this good?


Depends if they are solid or laminate.
#8
Quote by smokin_joe
Yah. If the guitar costs less than 800, it ain't solid woods. And thats if its made in China/Indonesia/korea etc.

Absolute bull. The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M is made in China, costs $450, and is all solid woods.

Do your homework.
Sincerely, Chad.
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#9
Quote by tom183
Would you mind posting the link to that page. I cant find it, but I find it hard to believe that they would have spelling errors on their website.


Depends if they are solid or laminate.


http://www.fender.com/support/acoustics.php

on the list that includes the f-35
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#11
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Yah. If the guitar costs less than 800, it ain't solid woods. And thats if its made in China/Indonesia/korea etc.



This statement is not true. Parkwood guitars are solid wood and Epiphone Masterbuilt series is Solid wood. Silver Creek guitars are solid wood. They're in the $500 and under range
#12
Quote by smokin_joe
Yah. If the guitar costs less than 800, it ain't solid woods. And thats if its made in China/Indonesia/korea etc.

My Washburn is all solid woods and it was only $450...

It wasn't American made but I can't complain at that price.

Ovangkol is the same material used as the b/s of my guitar. I wouldn't really say it's comparable to rosewood as some people might say; it seems to be on the brighter end of tonewoods to me.
#13
Quote by Chad48309
Absolute bull. The Epiphone Masterbilt DR-500M is made in China, costs $450, and is all solid woods.

Do your homework.



Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention the guitar has to stay in tune, sound good, and basically not be a piece of ****, a la Masterbilt (in China).
#14
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Oh, sorry, I forgot to mention the guitar has to stay in tune, sound good, and basically not be a piece of ****, a la Masterbilt (in China).

Oh, you mean with 18:1 ratio Sta-Tite tuners, scalloped bracing, and solid construction?

I'm sorry, but now you're just talking out your ass. There are very few people on here who wouldn't endorse the Epiphone Masterbilt series. I spent ten days in China last year; there are high-quality instruments there without American inflation if you look for them.

Grow up.
Sincerely, Chad.
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