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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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I've recently seen on the net a Strat (unbranded) with a body made of acryllic glass. I was wondering
a) wouldnt this sound a bit dodgey as guitars are supposed to be made from wood??
b) lol it wouldn't it easily be damaged if knocked??


   
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(@gnease)
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See-thru guitars are nothing new. The Dan Armstong Ampeg in plexiglass appeared back in the late 60's/early 70's. How do they sound? apparently good enough to be used for hard rock and metal. IIRC, Dave Grohl uses one quite a bit.

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(@metaellihead)
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When I saw Robert Plant and his band on Austin City Limits I think I remember his bassist had one. It looked really cool and sounded great.

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(@artlutherie)
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I recall Mason Williams playing Classical Gas with a plexiglass acoustic(with fish in it no less) when I was a kid!

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(@demoetc)
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I had a Dan Armstrong Lucy Lucite. It actually had a warm sound believe it or not. Pickups I guess.

But I also saw another guy back in the 80s with a Plexi Strat. It was cool. I think Lou Reed used one for awhile.

Plexiglas is a little chip prone I think, but Lucite is a little...I want to say softer. The surface of the Ampeg was almost...well it wasn't brittle feeling and hard like glass if you know what I mean. Different material slightly.

And no deadspots caused by wood in consistancies. If I made a midi or synth guitar, if I could, I'd have it with a lucite or plexi body.

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(@simonhome-co-uk)
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But does anyone know anything about acryllic glass?


   
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(@gnease)
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Lucite is a brand of acrylic. Above comment about Lucite apply to acrylic glass.

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(@michhill8)
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Yeah Dave Grohl has been recently using one, recently like as in from like 3 years ago. By the way Dave Grohl rocks, so do the foo fighters.

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