|Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 8:23 pm: |
Howdy. Wondering if anyone knows whether any editions of the '70s Byrdland copy came finished in nitrocellulose (or whether they were all done in poly).
|Posted on Saturday, September 22, 2007 - 9:42 pm: |
Hi mate and welcome. I think you'll find they were all poly. They all sound pretty nice nonetheless. I had a pre serial # Ibanez Byrdland. Lovely guitar and a pretty accurate copy of the 70's range Gibbo. My one was sunburst but they made them in natural too. My one had a wooden bridge however most came with a ABR type adjustable bridge. Go hunt one down
|Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 12:06 am: |
Sixvsix, thanks for the info.
|Posted on Monday, September 24, 2007 - 6:11 am: |
nitro vs. poly... i'd like to know if it makes any difference, from a physical (not aesthetic) point of view. the affirmation that "the wood breathes" is ok, but it is not conclusive and does not explain that much after all. a guitar is not a violin, an archtop is not an spanish, so the acoustics aren't the same; plus, there's a pickup too.
it would be nice to do a blind test to see if there's any sound difference between two identical guitars with the two finishes.
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