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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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Copper Veneer?

I've seen some crazy looking copper veneers online that are used for lamps and furniture and think it would look sick on an RG project.

The veneer is only .005" thick, but do you think that it being metal would screw with the electronics and pickups (create interference or hum)?

Any thoughts are appreciated...

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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 02:48 PM
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Re: Copper Veneer?

I think it should work. After all some pickups have metal covers, and I've seen a few all metal guitar bodies before with electronics in them. I think as long as the veneer is solidly applied and as long as it doesn't move at all I don't think the copper will mess with the pickups. I remember seeing an all aluminum guitar at a shop by one of my old houses and they machine turned the whole front of it and it looked sort of like this

I wouldn't say I'm 1000% on it not interfering, but I seriously doubt it would. I'd wait for a couple more opinions to be sure though
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-09-2009, 08:02 PM
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Re: Copper Veneer?

it'll be fine, just ground it in the cavities, ie run the copper leaf over the point where teh cavity cover earths to the body. unless you are installing EMG's :S
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-14-2009, 01:14 PM
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Re: Copper Veneer?

The USA Custom "Leather & Metal" graphic is covered in copper leaf. There are no problems with the electronics. If anything it would probably act as shielding.
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post #5 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 10:29 AM
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Re: Copper Veneer?

Something like this?

For $200, you can take a chance.
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post #6 of 6 (permalink) Old 03-15-2009, 11:00 AM
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Re: Copper Veneer?

It would be cool but the side of your hand would turn green.
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