Definition of "carved"
At the risk of sounding like an idiot, I have some general questions about "carved" basses.
- When a bass is said to have a carved top or back, does that mean that it does not have to be one piece of solid wood? Pieces are glues together, then hand carved to be arched?
-I know that laminated are multi-plyed and then steamed or shaped to be arched, same with the sides.... or is that wrong? On my search for a better bass, I come across "full carved", "hybrid", and so forth. I just want some basic clarity as to the construction process. I recently played on a romanian fully craved bass (way out of my price range) but sounded great.
-It had a flatback, is this better than an arched back?
-Does a fully carved bass mean that the sides, front, and back/neck all hand carved, then glued together?
Im making my own assumptions on this stuff, which not the way I like to roll. The more input, the better. Im sure I'll get reamed, but possibly schooled as well, which makes it worth it. Thanks