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29 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

But wouldn't that alter the tone..? :scratch_one-s_head:

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9_9 :lol:

Depends - are the stickers solid paper or laminate?

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2 hours ago, meterman said:

Looking at this yet again... I would rock the heck out of it, might need to add more stickers though 👍

 

27 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

But wouldn't that alter the tone..? :scratch_one-s_head:

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9_9 :lol:

 

This is what's needed ... a twotone sticker ...

2-Tone_SKA_Man_Dancing_Sticker.jpg

 

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54 minutes ago, Dad3353 said:

But wouldn't that alter the tone..? :scratch_one-s_head:

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9_9 :lol:

Once I’d put a set of flats on there, stickers might be negligible tbh. Quite prepared to find out!

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This is more like it, some long overdue love for plywood Kay guitars. Once they get the recognition they truly deserve they'll be changing hands for close to £50. 😉

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10 minutes ago, Maude said:

This is more like it, some long overdue love for plywood Kay guitars. Once they get the recognition they truly deserve they'll be changing hands for close to £50. 😉

Yeah but yours is a work of art, now!

Plywood is fine for guitars and basses for the most part, I don’t see why people look down on it really, as long as nobody’s charging top dollar for it. A studio I used to use in London has a no-name plywood Strat copy among its collection that always sounded great to record with. And I’ve got a mid-80’s Ibanez copy of a D-18 which is plywood top, back and sides which records well too. I might need to put some stickers on it tho...

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19 minutes ago, meterman said:

Plywood is fine for guitars and basses for the most part, I don’t see why people look down on it really, as long as nobody’s charging top dollar for it. A studio I used to use in London has a no-name plywood Strat copy among its collection that always sounded great to record with.

Oh I totally agree. My Hohner fretless P is plywood and one of my 'never selling' basses, as it's a far better bass than its monetary value. The only downside I've ever found with ply is that it's usually very heavy. Lots of ply basses are bad simply because they are poorly built, not because they're made of ply.

 

19 minutes ago, meterman said:

Yeah but yours is a work of art, now!

Very kind of you to say.

They say you can't polish a turd. Well I did, and I now have a shiny turd! 😄

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38 minutes ago, Maude said:

They say you can't polish a turd.

Or apply stickers.

Well, I guess not anyway...…….

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15 minutes ago, Nail Soup said:

Or apply stickers.

Well, I guess not anyway...…….

Can you stick stickers to something sticky? 🤔

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6 minutes ago, Maude said:

Can you stick stickers to something sticky? 🤔

I’ll let you know 😂

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7 hours ago, meterman said:

Once I’d put a set of flats on there, stickers might be negligible tbh. Quite prepared to find out!

When I bought it, it had flats on. The only 6-string I have ever played that had flats on it.

 

Incidentally, my Maya fretless has a blockboard body. Two layers of blocks with thin layers between and top and bottom.

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Just now, Stub Mandrel said:

When I bought it, it had flats on. The only 6-string I have ever played that had flats on it.

 

Incidentally, my Maya fretless has a blockboard body. Two layers of blocks with thin layers between and top and bottom.

I'm about to get flats for my Melody acoustic guitar. Can you tell I love cheap rubbish........... that isn't actually rubbish, shhh. 😉

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19 minutes ago, Maude said:

I'm about to get flats for my Melody acoustic guitar. Can you tell I love cheap rubbish........... that isn't actually rubbish, shhh. 😉

I just put flats on my Telecaster and I’ve ordered a set of Chromes for my acoustic too. I’d put flats on everything 👍 

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