Solid or Veneer

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  1. Murraypops

    Murraypops Member

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    Hi guys
    Wondering if anybody can help by telling me if this tokai mij has a solid or veneer top? crap photo I know but best I have atm.

    Many thanks
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  2. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    If you can see a shift in the grain pattern that follows a straight line that is where the cap or veneer is attached.
    It's a lot easier if one can hold the guitar vs a single pic.
     
  3. cugel

    cugel Member

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    impossible to say from that image
    i would just research that particular model as much as possible to figure it out. my tokai is a veneer and its impossible to tell by looking at it after it was finished etd.
     
  4. Jven

    Jven Supporting Member

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    It's a cap. you can clearly see where the maple cap ends and the mahogany begins..
     
  5. hackenfort

    hackenfort Supporting Member

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    Very difficult to tell from this picture, but my best guess would be veneer on top of the maple top.
     
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  6. SouthpawGuy

    SouthpawGuy Member

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    Looks like a cap to me also, and a fairly thick one too.
     
  7. teofilrocks

    teofilrocks Supporting Member

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    I think he knows it has a cap. I think what he's asking is if the cap is solid or if it has a veneer, like the PRS SE line does (maple cap with flame maple veneer). It's hard to tell if the grain extends down/thru the edge of the pickup route. When you zoom in it kinda looks like it might (meaning solid cap, no veneer) but it's too close to call for my eyes with this one pic.
     
  8. bismark

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    Looks like a maple cap with a veneer.
     

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