Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

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tapper mike
KVRAF
5188 posts since 20 Jan, 2008

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 8:54 am

Parker was the first to try this concept but the intent was different.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt085421u_U

It was simply to harden the soft woods.
Later purposes were changed. Now it's believed that cooking the wood allows all the moisture, sugar to be released so you get.

Lighter more old growth tone out of new growth wood (Gibson)
Greater rigidity for the neck (Fender / Charvel)
Pre aged played tops for acoustic tones Takamine
Takamamie guitar
Do you think cooking the wood is worth it or do you think it's just marketing?

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Forgotten
KVRAF
5948 posts since 15 Apr, 2019 from Nowhere

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:14 am

I don’t know, but I’ve played a few guitars that definitely deserve to be exposed to flames in one way or another...

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vurt
addled muppet weed
54704 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Fri Nov 22, 2019 9:17 am

mine would melt.

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The Noodlist
KVRian
1297 posts since 16 Aug, 2017 from UK

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Post Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:51 pm

This looks melted.
https://youtu.be/zslCP9-GMLk
Currently trying to turn noise into music. :neutral:

xtp
KVRian
862 posts since 4 Jun, 2006

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Sat Nov 30, 2019 5:42 pm

The Noodlist wrote:
Fri Nov 29, 2019 5:51 pm
This looks melted.
https://youtu.be/zslCP9-GMLk
I'd be frightened I'd knock my teeth out or what's left of them on that bit that sticks up.

Jafo
KVRAF
1925 posts since 20 Dec, 2002 from The Benighted States of Trumpistan

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 7:37 am

Ah, looks like the people who designed Skyrim's weaponry are now making guitars. After all, who wouldn't want a tool whose purpose seems to be harming its wielder?
Joy and kindness are acts of resistance -- fight the power!

CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2276 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 am

I tried.....but my guitar wouldn't fit in my oven. Maybe I need a commercial pizza oven.
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donkey tugger
Boss Lovin' DR
6312 posts since 15 Mar, 2002 from the grimness of yorkshire

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:21 pm

CapnLockheed wrote:
Sun Dec 01, 2019 11:11 am
I tried.....but my guitar wouldn't fit in my oven. Maybe I need a commercial pizza oven.
My oven is stuck at about gas mark 4 - takes about 45 minutes to do a pizza. I mistakenly bought what I thought was a microwave shepherds pie last week, but it was an oven bake thing. Says 45 minutes on it; if I put it in now it could be ready for Christmas.

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vurt
addled muppet weed
54704 posts since 26 Jan, 2003 from through the looking glass

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Post Sun Dec 01, 2019 12:31 pm

not sure i want to press play on this video...
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CapnLockheed
KVRAF
2276 posts since 12 Mar, 2002 from Central NY

Re: Baking your guitar (or just select pieces of wood)

Post Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:31 am

@Donk..... :lol: :lol: :lol:
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