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Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by noisemaker, Feb 20, 2009.
anybody has a guitar with just raw wood (meaning no finish and no lacquer)????
hows that working?
directly from Warmoth (http://warmoth.com):
"If you must play a raw neck, that's cool; it's ok. A neck is just a tool. Just be aware of the risk. If yours does the pretzel act, we don't want to hear about it."
So I guess from a manufacturing / selling standpoint you can't sell it raw - at least a neck raw - in order to cover your ass. Raw necks don't have the necessary structural integrity to resist the string tension... (according to warmoth of course)
haha actually i was talking about bodies but :AOK
My old strat had the body stripped of finish long before I got it. Luckily that bonehead didn't touch the neck. I'm very used to it by now.
cool.. pic maybe?
Well there probably isn't any issue of structural integrity with a raw body, like there might be with a raw neck. I also don't see the advantage of it with the exception of people who can hear the difference between a finished and a raw body..?
When the back of a neck is raw, though... it feels NICE.
well i've had my USAGC raw for the last 4 1/2 years and it still plays great.
I don't think a finished neck is any stronger than a raw neck, but a raw neck is more susceptible to damage caused by moisture. The finsih is a moisture barrier that can help prevent swelling and warping of the wood.
I think this is much less of an issue with a body, since it is not under the same stress and is a bit larger.
What's the difference in sound between a finished and unfinished maple neck?
My strat neck is stripped maple. The fingerboard it a total dirt magnet. Its been great for years and its the first strat I ever played that the neck didn't drive me crazy with that grippy urethane crap. I saw recently that warmoth won't warranty raw maple but if ok with many other woods raw. Anyone know whats special about maple? I figured its one of the toughest woods but just gets dirty so quickly.