laminated necks

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by maravich, May 16, 2005.

  1. maravich

    maravich Member

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    Hi!

    Are laminated necks better or worse than necks made from a single piece of wood? your thoughts please! :)
     
  2. GuitslingerTim

    GuitslingerTim Member

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    If you mean multi-piece necks, they are actually more stable than one-piece necks. The usual technique used in multi-piece construction consists of gluing pieces together with opposing grain patterns.
     
  3. maravich

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    thanks!

    how come the idea isnt fully embraced by all guitar makers? :)
     
  4. r9player

    r9player Silver Supporting Member

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    I think it is more work to make laminated necks.
    One could question if a laminated neck transfers "tone" better or not vs. a solid neck.
    Don't think there is a sure answer, as far as I can tell laminated necks sound excellent, but so do solid necks ...
    Not sure if anyone has done any real comparing.
     
  5. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    I got one of the exceptions.
     
  6. maravich

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    how does laminating help prevent dead spots ?
     
  7. TAVD

    TAVD Guitar Player Gold Supporting Member

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    From a builder's perspective, laminating a neck blank can often make wood source & selection much easier & cheaper.
     

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