Maple neck Les Paul.

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  1. old crow

    old crow Supporting Member

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    ..or almost. It's a 70's L.P. copy w/ bolt on maple neck. I've installed a pair of Lollar Imperials and a Bigsby, also lathed some maple dowels to put in the bridge stud holes so I could put on an ABR bridge. It's ended up sounding a wee bit Gretsch like , as it's chambered, but it's still quite heavy and really has a nasty ringing sound.
    I'd like to hear from others with maple neck L.P. style guitars as I'm so impressed I'd like to move on to a higher quality similar git, maybe with a Fender maple neck on a L.P. type chambered body....
     
  2. The Chris Henderson model is a waste of good wood IMO.....
     
  3. old crow

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't that model have a mahogany neck ?
    I'm interested in hear about guitars with maple necks.
     
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    I had a maple necked les paul that ended up sounding pretty good once i got some dark sounding humbuckers in it. I definitely prefer mahogany though.
     
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    I had a '76 maple neck LP Standard that ruled. Had a tone to die for. Screw what the snobs say - a buddy of mine who worked for a great - now defunct - guitar company even made me a LP style axe w/a maple neck & mahogany body (glue-in neck). It also ruled - more clarity than an all mahogany axe.
     
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    HAha, I agree!
     
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    Don't the Zakk Wylde Models have maple necks?
     
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    Don't tell anyone- I'm secretly a fan of the Gibbo Marauder. :eek:

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    I have a Zakk Wylde camo with the maple neck. Just like a normal les paul really only a bit brighter. When I changed the EMG's out for something else I had to think a little more about the combo of pickups and the wood together to retain a warm balanced tone. It looks really unusual on a Les Paul but looks good IMO. I saw Zakk playing it on an instructional 'young guitar' dvd a few years ago and was entranced with the guitar. A camoflage Les Paul with bullseye and maple neck. Too cool.

    When I made a custom destroyer/explorer guitar last year I came very close to making that with a maple neck too and sometimes wish I had. Im not sure if Ive ever seen a maple neck explorer so it would have been somewhat unusual.
     
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    Hey, I own a marauder, not bad guitars at all!
     
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    I have never thought that mahogany was a great wood for necks. Unless they are really thick, they never seem to be stable enough. I think I would be quite happy with a maple-necked les paul. What about a rosewood-necked les paul?
     
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    If I could find a Marauder in good shape for a reasonable price, I'd probably buy it in a heartbeat. It's a piece of Bill Lawrence genius.

    Kind of ugly though, but in a cool way..
     
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    WOW! MARAUDERS!! That's taking me back to a very good time in my life indeed!
     
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    Nice Marauder:cool: That was my first guitar. Memories......
     

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