maple cap on a swamp ash body

vtpcnk

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how would it work with single coils and humbuckers?

any ideas on this?

for long i wanted the body of one wood only - but considering multiple tele bodies on the showcase having a swamp ash back with a maple top, i am starting to wonder ...
 

m4rk0

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it will sound like a swamp ash body..
the top will have zero effect on tone.



Now, please note that the following WILL have a major effect on tone :

the number of coats of tru-oil used
the stain color
the type of sandpaper used
 

dbw

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Not to mention switch tip material!  Only fossilized wooly mammoth penis is stiff enough.
 
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vtpcnk said:
how would it work with single coils and humbuckers?

any ideas on this?

for long i wanted the body of one wood only - but considering multiple tele bodies on the showcase having a swamp ash back with a maple top, i am starting to wonder ...

My current project has two hums and a Tele bridge pickup.  It has a laminate Birdseye maple top with Hard Ash back instead of the thicker cap and Swamp Ash back.  But, like stated above, the top has a very small impact on the tone, even neglible.  It's for looks.  The body wood affects tone more, and the neck wood and thickness affects it the most.
 
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