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Thread #27051   Message #329720
Posted By: catspaw49
29-Oct-00 - 09:55 AM
Thread Name: Are Seagulls Plywood?
Subject: RE: Are Seagulls Plywood?
Not at all Jon. Let me briefly explain that "plywood" is made up of layers of wood, glues, fillers, etc. and are only faced with the better pieces. Hardwood laminates are solid wood veneers layered fillers, no airpockets. Many of them have fine taptones, they are after all the tonewoods you would normally desire, and have a couple of advantages. Besides the obvious savings in woods, they have more "dimension stability" than the actual solid woods themselves.

Okay, they aren't Brazilian Rosewood, but they are certainly a fine substitute in backs and sides and offer excellent value. Once again, I think a "blind" test would be interesting and unless you tell them its not solid, most can't tell the difference by the appearance either.