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Thanks for sharing. I wonder if anyone knows what colour that one was? Looks metallic in some of the pics.Hendrix also had at least one.
Huh, never noticed that one (probably because it's lefty). Pretty sure the '64 FM Gold you posted above is on page 32.To the contrary there is a Black Lefty '61 Strat in the "Galaxy of Strats" book that has a one piece maple neck with skunk stripe, but that's most likely a case of overstock on lefty necks from the '50s OR they hadn't made a jig or template to make a left-handed 2 pc neck yet. I'll try to post a pic when I get home.
HAHA! Yes...you're hip to it already. And I am pretty sure you are right about page 032:Thanks for sharing. I wonder if anyone knows what colour that one was? Looks metallic in some of the pics.
Huh, never noticed that one (probably because it's lefty). Pretty sure the '64 FM Gold you posted above is on page 32.
Was going to guess CAR or LPB from the B&W pics. Sad it's no more.
Too many variables to be able to make that call in my view. Looks damn cool without the skunk stripe though.Does a maple cap sound/feel different than an all maple?
I'd like to stay away from the tone discussion, because it's so subjective. Feel is going to be very subjective as well...my assumption (as I never have laid hands on a pre-CBS maple cap guitar) is that a '60s neck is going to be the exact same feel as it's Rosewood counterparts (Some sort of C profile, which range from Thin to baseball bat in no chronological order). A '50s all maple neck almost always has some sort of V profile. Therein lies the big difference in my eyes...Does a maple cap sound/feel different than an all maple?
Google patent search for the veneer fingerboard patent (#3143028) is interesting:I know this has probably been beaten to death, but I am not sure if it's true: I heard the reason they went from cap to veneer is that they were having issues with defective necks on the early slab-boards and the veneer was more stable. Whether that's true or not, it sure was a cost saving measure. Looks like you can get 3-4 veneers out of a single slab thickness...