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Title: 1/2 and 1/2 tops
Post by: JohnM2001 on August 24, 2007, 06:31:46 PM
Never heard of this, using Engelmann as topwood on bass half of an instrument, and red spruce on the treble side of the top.   Obviously looking to optimize bass & treble soundsin a certain way, bookmatching be damned :laughin:  Scroll down to A style mando (http://www.rockisland.com/~tonewoods/Gallery.html)

(http://www.rockisland.com/~tonewoods/Images/Kimballmando_1-1.jpg)



Title: Re: 1/2 and 1/2 tops
Post by: love2play21 on August 24, 2007, 06:50:01 PM
Martin used this technique on their MTV and MTV2 special edition guitars, not the most asthetically pleasing to the eye and I have no idea how they sound but to each their own, i'm sure those who own them love the way they sound if they didn't they probably would not still own them.


Title: Re: 1/2 and 1/2 tops
Post by: ronmac on August 24, 2007, 07:31:09 PM
Dana Bourgeois made a few "mixed" set guitars, named "Harlequin". You can see a few pictures and description at the link below.

http://www.steelbender.com/summernamm2004.html#bourgeois




Title: Re: 1/2 and 1/2 tops
Post by: el guitana on August 25, 2007, 11:03:04 AM
I think I remember the Martin MTV's were mixed up on the back but not the top.

Oh, by the way (taking advantage of an opportunity to show off a custom instrument)

Here's is my "Personality Disorder" concert scale ukulele in spruce, maple, and rosewood
(with ebony FB and a little mahog on the headstock)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/ElGuitana/uke/Kevin%20Crossett%20Personality%20Disorder%20Ukulele/PDbodyback.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/ElGuitana/uke/Kevin%20Crossett%20Personality%20Disorder%20Ukulele/PDface.jpg)
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/ElGuitana/uke/Kevin%20Crossett%20Personality%20Disorder%20Ukulele/PDhead.jpg)

Made by Kevin Crossett of Kepasa Ukulele in Vermont http://kepasaukulele.com/