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Thread #40855   Message #587259
Posted By: GUEST
07-Nov-01 - 05:05 AM
Thread Name: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
Subject: RE: Graphite guitars - what do ya'll think?
like the ovations and adamas before them the graphites will become 'road standard' utilitarian guitars. they do sound good for what they are, but it's still a synthetic sound when compared to a lowden, martin or old gibson. The overtones and acoustic properties of solid wood are impossible to reproduce. imho they are going to revolutionize the industry, roadwise...and this is a good thing. It's very difficult to become emotionally attached to something not made of organic material. so, we wont worry as much when sending the graphites through baggage. It's just a matter of time before you see all the stringed, fretted instruments have a graphite representative. As the technology improves the prices will drop and tradition will adapt. As my musical endeavors will have me on the road in the near distant I welcome a solid alternative. The aforementioned Ovations along with the Takamines and Taylors in vogue of late among road dogs will, gradually be replaced as soon as affordable knockoffs are made. Seems the main advantage is that the top can be made very thin to improve vibration w/o sacrificing strength. More projection/volume. Anyway, time will tell, yes?