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solid or laminated???

Discussion in 'Basses [DB]' started by _alex_, Dec 14, 2004.


  1. _alex_

    _alex_

    Feb 29, 2004
    Old Europe:)
    hi there,i have a strunal 5/5 and they tell that this bass are full solid,top and back.
    but a guy the other day told me that it was not a solid back :crying: its laminated :help:
    its true? how can i tell the difference beetween solid and laminated?


    thanks
     
  2. sonic bass

    sonic bass

    Jul 12, 2004
  3. sonic bass

    sonic bass

    Jul 12, 2004
    it's carved.
    here´s what I found:

    5/5 weA Hand carved solid spruce Solid maple, flat back Maple Ebony Spirit varnish 4/4-1/4

    5/5 wA Hand carved solid spruce Solid maple, flat back Maple Ebony Spirit varnish 4/4-1/4

    5/5 w Hand carved solid spruce Solid maple, flat back Maple Ebony Polyurethane varnish in high gloss or semi-matte 4/4-1/4

    5/5 D Hand carved solid spruce Solid maple, flat back Maple Ebony Polyurethane varnish in high gloss or semi-matte
     
  4. Brent Norton

    Brent Norton

    Sep 26, 2003
    Detroit, MI
    Strunal says the 5/5 is solid top AND back. To tell if a top or back is laminated, look at the edges. It'll look like, well - plywood (you will actually see the plys). If it's solid, you'll see consistent grain running over the edges.
     
  5. _alex_

    _alex_

    Feb 29, 2004
    Old Europe:)
    already look at it ,the major thing that i notice is that the back is slightly thinner than the top(at the edges),and at the back it has kind of 2 independant boards of wood(maple???)
    i cant tell if it is really a solid back :confused:
    the edges are very dark because the varnish...