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Title: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: rbpicker on October 05, 2017, 11:43:29 PM
What sound characteristics would one expect from a silver oak OM?  Sure is a beautiful wood, but Iíve never heard one being played before.  Just thinking here.....

Thanks ,
Rb


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: dlsteel on October 05, 2017, 11:53:11 PM
clean and crisp, bright. they sound big also. just great tone wood. closer to hog then RW


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Walkerman on October 06, 2017, 12:49:23 AM
And the guitar is very ligh ... like a feather.  



Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Walkerman on October 11, 2017, 03:28:22 PM
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Silver oak b/s and top. (https://www.flickr.com/photos/156856606@N07/)


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Treenewt on October 11, 2017, 09:59:54 PM
I saw an OMv-03 silver oak on Reverb today that looked outstanding.  Iíd love to play one.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: George on October 11, 2017, 11:07:47 PM

Silver oak b/s and top.

Oh Wow Steve, this one is going to be Great!


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Danny on October 12, 2017, 11:34:04 PM
 I'm sorry, but this wood has never been an attraction for me.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: L07 Shooting Star on October 12, 2017, 11:54:46 PM
I'm sorry, but this wood has never been an attraction for me.

Looks-wise I agree.  Same goes for lacewood and highly figured curly maple like PRS uses on their electrics.  Yet I love the look of flamed maple.  Go figure.  I can't comment on the sound of the Silver Oak since I haven't heard or played one.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Danny on October 12, 2017, 11:56:48 PM
Looks-wise I agree.  Same goes for lacewood and highly figured curly maple like PRS uses on their electrics.  Yet I love the look of flamed maple.  Go figure.  I can't comment on the sound of the Silver Oak since I haven't heard or played one.
My brother, from another mother. I love flamed maple and agree with everything you said.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Walkerman on October 13, 2017, 09:15:35 PM
Some like blondes and some like brunettes .... me, I like em all.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: George on October 14, 2017, 01:19:18 AM
Looks-wise I agree.  Same goes for lacewood and highly figured curly maple like PRS uses on their electrics.  Yet I love the look of flamed maple.  Go figure.  I can't comment on the sound of the Silver Oak since I haven't heard or played one.

There is nothing I love better than beautiful flamed maple or quilted maple, but my J-60 Silver Oak is a wonder to hear.  It has a sound like no other and I think it is very lovely to look at.  P. S.  I started with a lacewood topped chambered tele and researched the wood first.  What I learned is that South American Lacewood and Australian Silver Oak share some common tonal qualities.  It is said that when you strike the fallen tree trunk with a blow from a solid wood bat that it resounds with a musical note...  I would agree that it has natural musical tonality.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Danny on October 14, 2017, 01:52:42 AM
Some like blondes and some like brunettes .... me, I like em all.
Heh, I like blondes, brunettes, redheads and beautiful grey haired ladies. Just don't like spotted wood much.


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Mikeymac on October 14, 2017, 02:45:32 PM
What sound characteristics would one expect from a silver oak OM?  Sure is a beautiful wood, but Iíve never heard one being played before.  Just thinking here.....

Thanks ,
Rb

I have a Silver Oak C-10 (w/Italian Spruce top). Sounds wonderful - very big and open, light, airy, crisp. It's not "thick" and full of overtones like rosewood, but that's not a bad thing; I suspect Silver Oak would sit better in a mix with other instruments without getting muddy. I go back and forth between my C-10 and a 2012 Martin D-18 - they don't sound the same, but there are more similarities than with rosewood, to my ears.

Hope this helps...

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: rbpicker on October 14, 2017, 09:45:24 PM
Thanks for all the responses, folks.  I appreciate the input.

 Looks like a Silver Oak OM-03 will be living here with me.  Right now, at 2 days old, the sound is a wee bit tight, but experience tells me that will change dramatically over the next few months. Looking for the right string/pin combination. Now itís wearing the Aluminum Bronze lights and plastic pins. Sounds pretty darn good. Trying to decide whether or not to buff out the finish to a soft gloss. I typically end up doing that with my guitars as I donít care as much for the satin finish.

Walkerman and Mikeymac, those are both beautiful guitars!!!

Thanks again.
Rb


Title: Re: Silver oak sound ?
Post by: Danny on October 14, 2017, 09:54:37 PM
I have a Silver Oak C-10 (w/Italian Spruce top). Sounds wonderful - very big and open, light, airy, crisp. It's not "thick" and full of overtones like rosewood, but that's not a bad thing; I suspect Silver Oak would sit better in a mix with other instruments without getting muddy. I go back and forth between my C-10 and a 2012 Martin D-18 - they don't sound the same, but there are more similarities than with rosewood, to my ears.

Hope this helps...

 :donut :coffee :donut2 :coffee
Okay....I will admit I do like Mike's guitar :blush: