'68-'69 Strats: Round laminate maple/maple or one piece maple?

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  1. Myron Stratis

    Myron Stratis Member

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    What do you suggest? Any tone differences?
     
  2. sixty2strat

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    I have the CS69 and as it my 1st strat with this type of neck I notice no major difference unless I think about it. to me it seems slightly rounder warmer and beefier. Then again it might be the guitar as the are always the sum of the parts. Put on another guitar it might be bright and tinny. Buy the guitar not the part. That said it I'll take a guess that your into Hendrix as he was the bigname user and say it really gets the later Jimi sound in ways my 62, 57 ri and 79 do not.
     
  3. treeofpain

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    I have played several of both. I don't think there will be any difference - at least none beyond the normal slight differences you see from guitar to guitar.
     
  4. Yogi_Sizzle

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    If you are going for an Authentic look 68-69 with maple board then Maple/Maple is the period correct feature. I believe the one piece maple neck didn't make a reappearance until 1970 in very small numbers and became a mainstay again after 1972.
     

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