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jshowyin
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« on: December 10, 2009, 05:44:21 AM »

I know I shouldn't be doing so, but every few days I browse through some of the guitar listings on the Bay.

Came across this one today - drawn to it initially because of the sapwood and figuring of the Braz back. Then I noticed the top. Bass side Sitka, treble side Cedar. Never seen that before, though I can sort of understand the reasoning behind trying it out. Has anyone ever seen a similar split top? If so, any observations on what you thought of it?

Here it is - http://cgi.ebay.com/Handmade-Brazilian-Rosewood-Baritone-Acoustic-Guitar_W0QQitemZ260520928419QQcmdZViewItemQQptZGuitar?hash=item3ca841e4a3

Take care, Jared
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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2009, 05:57:55 AM »

Howard Klepper's "dovetail maddness" is one;

http://www.klepperguitars.com/dovetail.html

and
http://www.klepperguitars.com/gallia.html

and
http://www.klepperguitars.com/dm2.html


But they cost a whole lot more than the "buy it now" of the one on sleezebay

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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2009, 06:29:49 AM »

I remember those goofy looking Martins a while back that were half mahogany half rosewood, and I've played a cool 9-sting done up like a D-35 with a maple center panel, but never a dual-wood top.
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« Reply #3 on: December 10, 2009, 08:22:13 AM »

I remember those goofy looking Martins a while back that were half mahogany half rosewood, and I've played a cool 9-sting done up like a D-35 with a maple center panel, but never a dual-wood top.
Martin made an "MTV" model - I think it was an OM.
Those Kleppers look "different" but awesome. I guess that is the way to have the best tonewoods combined into one box.
I can see the reasoning for the spruce/cedar tops, but all those combinations on the body can surely not be to enhance certain aspects of the sound could it?  wacko Out of curiosity I wonder what bracing materials are being used... 
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