Les Paul Forum Co-Owner and Moderator
- Jul 16, 2001
Check out the spectacular top carve on "Rosie." Rosie was one of the ATC's first bursts...pretty good starter burst huh?:dude:
I think it’s more of the relationship of maple to mahogany. But I’m sure there are subtle differences From arching variations. If you look at a 59 standard, they seem to be fairly consistent. The things that are considered pleasing, probably don’t have a lot of affect on the voice. I can go into more detail about arching if there is any interest.This carve thing confuses me... What should the carve be like?
I've never owned a 50s LP. My Yamaha SG top carves are basically conical/linear. Various copies and 70s-present USA production models seem to vary between conical to lightly dished.
My 60th Annie R9 doesn't seem especially dished, compared to my Tokai's top.
I have no idea which is historically most accurate, but aesthetically, the Tokai is 'the sexiest'.