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90s "good wood " era vs post 2013 era ....... ?

stumphead

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Certain sellers of older less accurate Historics coined the term “good wood years” in an effort to try and maximize their value. It’s a contrived, BS term that is completely meaningless

While I agree with MikeSlub that every guitar is unique and should be judged on its own, I would also say that I have found the post 2012 Historics as a group have been consistently better than the late 90s early 2000 Historics I’ve played and owned.

now we are getting to the "meat and potatoes "
 

AA00475Bassman

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Although we constantly search the globe for the good wood , PRE 2014 Good Wood was ruined by using Bad - wrong glue !


Disclaimer : Is bad wood years listed in the buyers guide, And would you be F%^king someone over if you campaigned BAD WOOD FOR GOOD WOOD ?
 

Injam

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I jumped into this game in 2003

missed out on the 90s good wood guitars completely and have never even played one

so my question for you Les Paul nuts and gurus is how do the good woods compare to the hide glue custom bucker models ???????
It really has more to do with the amp than anything. The wood is more of a concern on acoustic guitars.
 

Injam

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Any wood harvested before there were artificial radio waves in wide use is the so called good wood. Like those pre war Martin guitars.
 

stumphead

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Any wood harvested before there were artificial radio waves in wide use is the so called good wood. Like those pre war Martin guitars.

I am going to have to remember that

"No that is a truthhood " - Injam
 

sweiger

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No that is a truthhood. You can hardly hear an electric guitar without one! Especially if you playing a big venue.
If played unplugged, there's a difference in tone between various Les Pauls (or any other make o.c.)
Some have more under/overtones, some resonates better, some sustain better etc.etc.
All this comes to life through good pickups & a good amp.
But the quality of tone depends highly on the wood used. That's why it's important to try out a guitar unplugged also, before one decides which one to buy.
(And all this is of less importance when the drummer comes in..) 😇
 
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Injam

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If played unplugged, there's a difference in tone between various Les Pauls (or any other make o.c.)
Some have more under/overtones, some resonates better, some sustain better etc.etc.
All this comes to life through good pickups & a good amp.
But the quality of tone depends highly on the wood used. That's why it's important to try out a guitar unplugged also, before one decides which one to buy.
(And all this is of less importance when the drummer comes in..) 😇
Yeah it is about the total package, but in my humble opinion it’s mainly the amp. Just get a guitar that plays really good. Les Pauls do play good. At least the ones I have played
 
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