I have an old laminated BM (Barnes and Mullins), possibly made in the 70s. It sounds much better (more volume and musical) than an old laminated Yammy made in the late 80s, still in very good shape -in spite of signs of abuses by the previous owner(s).Hill wrote: ↑Wed Sep 20, 2017 3:06 pmThanks for the reply.. yes I have seen the videos.. will try and get a mirror and do that.. what really goes wrong with a guitar as it ages.. this particular one for example sounds and looks fine.. does it start going bad after a few years.. I am talking about laminated guitars here..
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If I read the OP's mind correctly, he is looking for possible value in the very old C40, e.g. better workmanship, and/or better quality materials (e.g. tuning pegs if still original?) That said, only the OP can find any of such evidences!
Perhaps you could read this article to find an answer to your question:
Thanks for sharing this.. It was helpful.. but he refers to laminate as plywood which I don't think is correct.. they both are different.. plywood guitars come very cheap.. one of the articles I was reading read that even the sound of laminate wood improves with age.. however the change is not significant..dta721 wrote: ↑Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:07 pmPerhaps you could read this article to find an answer to your question:
Yes.. thank you for sharing.. it's about 8 years old..pasigenyo wrote: ↑Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:17 pmNot sure what you mean by old C40. I have a 20+ year-old C40 which I consider old. There're a few things wrong with it like the worn-out tuners, but besides being a bit battered, I still play it from time to time. It's made in Indonesia (and I think even the new ones are constructed there). Comparing it with the newly built C40s, I find the new ones better built and better sounding. The laminated top (it's laminated all over) of my guitar had warped when I brought it from the temperate Asian region to the dry Californian climate, but it corrected itself after it had acclimatized. Anyway, I hope this information helps.