Pine body with a knot? Bad or neutral?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by gil, Aug 5, 2008.

  1. gil

    gil Member

    Messages:
    169
    Joined:
    May 19, 2006
    Location:
    San Antonio, Texas, USA
    Would this knot have a negative effect on this body's tone/resonance or stability? How about on resale value? Thanks!

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. flavorengine

    flavorengine Member

    Messages:
    437
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Location:
    Baton Rouge Lousyannna
  3. jpervin

    jpervin Member

    Messages:
    6,838
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2005
    Location:
    Frazer, PA
    No effect on tone, IMO.
     
  4. SGNick

    SGNick Member

    Messages:
    3,582
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
  5. treeofpain

    treeofpain Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,409
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2007
    Location:
    Columbia, SC
    Not an issue at all regarding tone or value.It might affect the value if it were in a more visible location, of course.
     
  6. Tinman

    Tinman Member

    Messages:
    1,949
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    Rockford, Illinois
    I think those giant neck mounting holes are more of a concern. Is that an optical illusion, or are those huge?
     
  7. Structo

    Structo Member

    Messages:
    9,573
    Joined:
    Apr 10, 2007
    Location:
    Oregon
    No affect on tone or appearance since it will be hidden by the neck and neck plate.
    That's probably why the maker cut out the blank to place the knot where it is.

    The screw holes do look a bit on the large size.
     
  8. Rumble

    Rumble Instrumental Rocker Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,086
    Joined:
    Oct 24, 2007
    Location:
    US
    Looks like a perfect place for a knot to be. Knot is harder than surrounding wood, I'd say it will work wonders in enhancing tone at the critical neck/body conjunction.

    Let me add, I have nothing scientific to back this claim up, but I did stay at a Holiday Inn Express last night.
     
  9. Sean French

    Sean French Supporting Member

    Messages:
    13,631
    Joined:
    Jan 7, 2007
    Location:
    Texas
    Not an issue at all in my book.It won't bee seen either.
    What's the cost?
     
  10. Jahn

    Jahn Listens to Johnny Marr, plays like John Denver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    27,300
    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2007
    Location:
    NYC
    You have a knot, as in singular. A shame you're hiding it. One of the main selling points for the Bowery Tele I'm getting from Rick Kelly are the Knots Galore:

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    If Rick had any issue at all with knots negatively impacting any aspect of his Tele, I'm sure he would have sworn me off this body. But I love the look, and I'll leave it to Rick to make it so I'll love the sound too.
     
  11. aram

    aram Member

    Messages:
    2,867
    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Location:
    New York City
    i love mine!

    [​IMG]
     
  12. phantasm

    phantasm Member

    Messages:
    1,215
    Joined:
    Jul 12, 2006
    I would think knots wouldn't do much. I certainly hope not since i just finished making a body out of the same type of aromatic cedar you see used in rustic furniture. Mine's chuck full of knots and looks awesome.
     
  13. clemduolian

    clemduolian Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    2,342
    Joined:
    Nov 5, 2005
    Location:
    Somewhere in the Charente, near Sheep
    This particular knot is a non-issue. Generally, knots are DESIRABLE on a pine body.
     
  14. jrm

    jrm Member

    Messages:
    2,772
    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2005
    On a pine tele, I really really like knots. Go for it.
     
  15. gkoelling

    gkoelling Member

    Messages:
    15,571
    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2005
    Location:
    In The Basement
    Ignore the knot and enjoy the sweet tone you'll get from that body.
     
  16. ancient

    ancient Member

    Messages:
    701
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Brooklyn, NY
  17. VaughnC

    VaughnC Supporting Member

    Messages:
    15,579
    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2002
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I doubt that a knot, in and of itself, means very much...it's the guitar as a whole that makes the difference. Why are some guitars just greater than the sum of their parts...while another, with the exact same specs, sounds like a turd? This is why parts-o-casters are such a crap shoot...you just never know what you'll end up with until that first note is played. Fun to build, yup, been there, done that...but I now run the racks and let the gems find me ;).
     

Share This Page