Mudcat Café Message Lyrics & Knowledge Personal Pages Record Shop Auction Links Radio & Media Kids Membership Help
The Mudcat Cafeawe

User Name Thread Name Subject Posted
erosconpollo Solid top guitars (67* d) RE: Solid top guitars 24 Dec 10

I've read -- though I don't know how much truth there is to it -- that the pressures from the strings and bridge on a flat-top guitar can cause a plywood top to delaminate. Grains running different directions, stresses running various directions, and the two not interacting well.

It is notable though that some quite pricey archtops have plywood tops.

Plywood back and sides...if you're holding that guitar against your body while you play, it's not going to resonate anyway, is it? Not much point in going solid wood there, maybe.

Post to this Thread -

Back to the Main Forum Page

By clicking on the User Name, you will requery the forum for that user. You will see everything that he or she has posted with that Mudcat name.

By clicking on the Thread Name, you will be sent to the Forum on that thread as if you selected it from the main Mudcat Forum page.
   * Click on the linked number with * to view the thread split into pages (click "d" for chronologically descending).

By clicking on the Subject, you will also go to the thread as if you selected it from the original Forum page, but also go directly to that particular message.

By clicking on the Date (Posted), you will dig out every message posted that day.

Try it all, you will see.