mahogany body and tops..

Gwalker999

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hi.. what are the tone differences in a LP type guitar with solid mahog versus  3/4 inch maple top ? and what LP's from the 70's had maple tops?  thanks 
 

Orpheo

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only les paul juniors and specials have no maple top, and the sporatic custom. 99.9% have a maple top. the difference between a junior and a mahogany/maple body? a lot. the first has more bite, more crunch, the latter has more bottom end, more growl, more 'more'. a mahogany back + mahogany top gives a warm, smooth sound with a lot of 'sponge', very open.
 
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