The neck woods of the forum guitar

Discussion in 'Electric Instruments' started by veinbuster, Jan 26, 2013.

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Your pick for forum guitar neck

  1. mahogany-rosewood - baseline

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  2. peruvian mahogany-rosewood - Dirty 100 style

    10 vote(s)
    15.9%
  3. mahogany-ebony - classical

    19 vote(s)
    30.2%
  4. Indian rosewood-Indian rosewood - necked wood

    13 vote(s)
    20.6%
  5. maple-cocobolo - exotic looking

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  6. maple-african blackwood - a bit different

    5 vote(s)
    7.9%
  7. maple-maple - swampy style

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
  8. write in - your choices are all lame

    2 vote(s)
    3.2%
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  1. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I thought I would try segmenting some of the aspects of a forum guitar to see if we might converge on something in little steps. First up the woods for the neck. A while ago I wrote up some of my experiences with different neck woods - highly subjective and personal, but I'll share a link to them.
    In the poll I deliberately left out some exotics like Braz and perny because I think it pushes the price to high, but feel free to write in alternatives I left out. In fact, I propose to use the poll as an easily visible trend marker, but I will periodically tally a top 3 write in list. I suggest writing in up to 3 favourites that you would consider acceptable.
    I've used a naming convention of neck wood - fingerboard wood

    My wordy write up with photos of each is here: Peter's thoughts on playing different necks woods
     
  2. WEDGE

    WEDGE Almost was a FG22 owner..

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    Rosewood! Rosewood! Rosewood!
     
  3. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Unfinished Madagascar Rosewood neck with Mexican Blackwood fretboard.
     
  4. aduayer

    aduayer New Member

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    Unfinished Madagascar rosewood neck with cocobolo fretboard
     
  5. cjmwrx

    cjmwrx Wheels

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    I voted Indian Rosewood. It would be nice if this guitar wasn't 5K retail and was within most everyone's reach without breaking the bank. Would really suck if it was one that only the millionaires on the board could afford. Say 3-3.5K range.
     
  6. veinbuster

    veinbuster Freeze zone

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    I'm hoping we end up with something that would be under 3.5K, and I think if we could come up with something around 2.5K many more people would be able to give it serious consideration. I think any rosewood might push it over that, but we can start by seeing what we want.
    But I think rosewood is a great choice.
     
  7. ]-[@n$0Ma☩!©

    ]-[@n$0Ma☩!© Der Hans der kann's

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    Even better!
     
  8. VHTStark

    VHTStark New Member

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    Mahogany and ebony!!
     
  9. Rango

    Rango New Member

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    Hog with Rosewood or Ebony would be nice but not that concerned with the wood - as long as it has BIRDS :D
     
  10. Texas_minor_blues

    Texas_minor_blues Rosewood or Bust

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    I have to agree Indian Rosewood is the way to go
    The worst part is once you play one it is hard to play a guitar without it
     
  11. Brad737

    Brad737 This space for rent...

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    It seems that PRS has uncovered a stash of Brazilian rosewood, so I vote for that!
     
  12. south89

    south89 New Member

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    Yes Yes Yes I say make it happen :top:
     
  13. rugerpc

    rugerpc A♥ hoards guitars ♥A
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    BRW is a non-starter. It cannot be exported to non-US forum members.

    If this is a serious discussion, we need to be inclusive of our international members. It also needs to be affordable.

    If this is not a serious discussion, then I vote for a Rosewood neck from a tree grown on PRS property in a greenhouse using BRW seeds and with Brazilian air and sunshine and rain imported daily. The tree should be ready in some of our lifetimes.

    Oddly, that is no less doable than a BRW neck from current stock being shipped to international members on a budget.
     
  14. dmorton67

    dmorton67 New Member

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    I always like the ebony fingerboard. Not too particulare about the neck itself.
     
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