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IS THIS BASS PLYWOOD???

Discussion in 'Rockabilly [DB]' started by Buddha117, Apr 5, 2009.


  1. Buddha117

    Buddha117

    Nov 9, 2008
    Carlo Giordano SB100


    ?

    i have no idea whether or not this bass is plywood and it would be rly good, if someone could help me.

    cheers, Buddha
     
  2. Carlo Giordano SB100 Double Bass


    Excellent value Double Bass, fully adjusted and set up.

    Specification

    3/4 size
    Pine (laminated) top
    Maple neck, back & side (laminated)
    Painted hardwood fingerboard
    Accesories : Carryingbag & bow
    Available in Natural. Pickup Optional


    Laminated = plywood
     
  3. Just because it's plywood, doesn't mean it's bad. I've played plywood basses that have sounded beautiful.
     
  4. shadygrove

    shadygrove

    Feb 14, 2008
    Marysville, WA
    http://www.talkbass.com/forum/showthread.php?t=486072&highlight=giordano

    Don't own a Giordano and never played one, but apparently they are the "dreaded ccb" (cheap chinese bass). Maybe you can get one setup to sound decent for rockabilly, but setup cost will be higher and durability and resale less than a plywood bass of better quality. Not an "excellent value" IMHO.
     
  5. Buddha117

    Buddha117

    Nov 9, 2008
    Thanks for the help guys!
     
  6. Slaps McGoo

    Slaps McGoo

    Mar 23, 2008
    Montreal
    And just some random advice. If you're ever checking out a bass in person, you can tell if it's plywood by checking the grain on the outside vs inside.

    Matching grain = carved
    Non = Plywood.
     

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