Stilgar138 said:How much difference does laminate top wood make as far as tone goes with something like this?
teleme01 said:i can understand your anxt, i have the same compulsive obsessions that run around in circles in my head, should i get walnut, maple, swamp ash, etc... i believe that is where the addiction comes in because you get a taste in the first build but there are so many options that even a second build cant let you know what the other choices offer ... what to do ? i origional wanted to get a tele with jazzmaster pickup routes, but ended up with p90 routes, and then which p90s or other options? there are so many options ... i have never owned a tele and so then there was the bridge options, i got a 510 (which i love by the way, i have the trem bar off and really like bending strings with the tremolo springs giving me efacy) on this one but is a tele a tele without a tele bridge ? i think i have to build another with a standard tele bridge, and then your question on which top wood, my god , there are so many options, maple, canary, etc, but you said your going gold top so alder ? roasted alder? or what about gold top flame maple i bet that would look rad, ok so i rambled for one long sentence, im tired now, but to answer the age old question, your gonna have to (im gonna have to) build several guitars.