I want to get a solid maple guitar with maple neck. What should I look at?

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  1. straightblues

    straightblues Member

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    I am looking to buy a solid maple guitar with a maple neck. I am looking for a solid body guitar, not a semi-hollow. What guitars should I be looking at? Older used stuff preferred, but might consider new as well.
     
  2. Jaan

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    Steinbergers had maple bodies, not sure if later ones had maple necks too. I had a Carvin once that was all maple. It was heavy......
     
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    The 80s Korean Kramer Focus has a maple body, maple neck and rosewood fingerboard. H/S/S, Floyd rose.

    Heavy though. I have one. They go for about $200-300 on ebay.
     
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    May I suggest a Total Gym?
     
  5. hunter

    hunter Supporting Member

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    Some 80s G&L ASATs/Broadcasters were maple neck and body. You have to check though since not all necessarily were. You might find they can run a little heavy.

    hunter
     
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    70s and some 80s Carvins
     
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    90's Godin Artisan TC. Birds eye maple neck and maple body with a quilt maple cap (not a veneer). Weighs about 8 lbs.
     
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    I played a all maple carvin once. trust me, you won't find a thinner more trebly guitar. It was horrible. Just sayin....
     
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    nmiller Drowning in lap steels Gold Supporting Member

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    How about a Rickenbacker 620?
     
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    moozak Silver Supporting Member

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    a Gibson RD Artist from the 70's would be a pretty good choice. those are really cool guitars... sort of a firebird like shape.
     
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    Peteyvee Premium Platinum Member

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    I've had one for 34 years...it's mapley, all right...

     
  13. straightblues

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    I am not worried about weight. My favorite Les Paul weights 12 pounds and I play it for 3 sets.
     
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    That is what I am looking for. A thin sounding stinging guitar to play some Albert Collins type tones. It won't be my main guitar I have 20 others to play.
     
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    imonabuss Supporting Member

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    Japanese Epiphone Crestwoods from the 80's.
     
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    Not many people know this, but the George Lynch signature ESP Kamikaze guitars are solid maple.
     
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    Kramer Baretta, Kramer Floyd Rose Sig, ESP Kamakazi, as mentioned above. A lot of the old US Kramers were maple; I'm not sure if the Pacer was or not, but I believe it was.

    If Floyds aren't your thing, I'd look elsewhere though.
     
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    +1 on early G&Ls.... and i think some of the valley arts guitars were like that, too.
     
  20. Jerrod

    Jerrod Silver Supporting Member

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    I suggest counseling. If you want Albert Collins, a Tele through a Twin sounds like a good recipe. An all maple guitar sounds like a bad one. Albert had the icepick tone, but to me, he got it out of his attack.
     

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