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For almost one year, guitar luther Rick Andrews answered your guitar repair questions. After recieving over 500 questions
we put together the most popular questions and answers. Today, we are involving other great guitar
builders and will continue to expand this area in the future. This section will no longer be interactive but you should
find most of your guitar building and repair questions have already been answered in this section.
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we now offer many electric guitar kits. Some of the styles include the Telecaster, Stratocaster, Explorer, Flying V, Les Paul, PRS, and the Warlock.
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Question= electric guitars
From: "dog boy"
thanx heaps dude your a life saver. my first question is,
what is the difference between a one or more piece neck and how does
this effect the guitar?
Ricks Answer to - what is the difference
between a one or more piece neck?
From: "Rick Andrews"
To: "dog boy"
One piece neck verses multi piece necks: Well, necks made of one piece are just fine as
long as they are made from good quality very hard woods and are properly cured. They
can be flatsawn or quatersawn. Flatsawn means the board is cut where the grain is
horizontal and is good in one piece necks. Quatersawn means the wood grain is
vertical and this works well in one piece necks and also more than one piece necks.
The main diffefrence in multi piece necks is that two or more boards are
glued together laminated vertical so they act more like a multi layered
beam. This is much stronger than a one piece neck obviously and much more
expensive. The more layers the more strength. These are usually more
stable especially years ago with the older style truss rods but today's truss
rods are so much better and more accurate and stronger so the one piece necks
are becoming more common. The more glue seams and wood layers the stronger it
really is but again with the proper better rods of today a one piece neck
is good. Some custom luthiers are actually making one piece necks and putting
in graphite strips rather than multi layers of wood.
Generally the sound of a one piece neck would be a little more warmer tone delivery
whereas a 3 or 5 ply neck would give a more tight brighter tone.
Most acoustic guitars will have a simple one piece neck. Gibson was big on making
multi ply necks especially in their jazz guitars and some solid body guitars of higher
cost. You will notice the solid body Fender Strats and Teles are one piece flat
sawn maple. Personally for jazz guitars I like quater sawn one piece fiddleback maple
with the stainless double rod. I like the strength, the beauty, the rod, and the tone.
A flatsawn one piece mahogany neck like a Martin acoustic guitar will deliver a much
warmer tone. That is more ideal for flat top acosutic guitars for that purpose. It really
is more of what the individual likes.
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