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wood vs carbon 

  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 3 2016 17:18:32

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RE: wood vs carbon (in reply to Morante

The last harmonic in the opening arps says it all.


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2016 11:34:45

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RE: wood vs carbon (in reply to Morante

Had to listen on my monitors to be sure but it does indeed sound thinner than wood. I still want a carbon fiber and graphite electric though.


  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2016 13:56:39

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RE: wood vs carbon (in reply to Morante

Wood definitely wins here, there is no doubt about it.. However, I still think the concept is in the right direction and if in the future they manage to make instruments that are equal or superior to tonewood and it helps saving some trees then I think it's very worthwhile.


  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2016 21:16:49


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RE: wood vs carbon (in reply to Morante

Wood definitely wins unless you are playing in the rain, but I have heard of using carbon fiber to reinforce necks. It could certainly be used in specific places to reduce weight and increase strength which would be good for a Flamenco guitar. It can also be formed into any shape with specific characteristics by using different grades of carbon fiber and different layups. Pretty much all high end bicycle frames are made from carbon fiber making them lighter, stiffer and comfortable. It definitely beats steel, aluminum and titanium (and wood) despite the opinions of some "retro-grouches" that cling to the past. It think guitar making has yet to exploit this material and we may be seeing it more in the future.


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  REPORT THIS POST AS INAPPROPRIATE |  Date May 4 2016 21:43:33
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