How to tell if body is made of laminate or solid wood

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Just curious, is there an easy way to tell if the back and sides of an acoustic are made from laminate or aolso wood?
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  • FuengiFuengi Frets: 611
    Check the grain inside and out to see if it matches. If it doesn't it's laminate for sure. 
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  • thermionicthermionic Frets: 4843
    Many of them take care to match the grain between inner and outer plies, or at least have similar grain. I have a laminate back and sides guitar and the back is two bookmatched pieces.
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  • ICBMICBM Frets: 32827
    Take the endpin out and have a look at the edges of the hole - that will usually tell you what the sides are. It's rare for the back to be different, although not totally unknown.
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  • ClashmanClashman Frets: 154
    Just google the model  number and make =)
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