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Discussion in 'Pre-CBS Strats (before 1966)' started by James Becker, Aug 10, 2017.
Shouldn't a quarter-sawn neck be 25% the price of a fully-sawn one??
I hate the way people start a thread badly and then never come back with pics or explanation. What's the point?
3 or 4 from last month in this subforum alone. It would indeed be nice to have updates or more feedback on the answers given. It sometimes makes me wonder about the seriousness of the OP. Mostly unfounded I hope, but still
I have a 59 neck the back of which is inlaid with ebony marquetry spelling out Tadeo Gomez' signature. A pencilled note on the end of it says 'how about this Leo?'
Shame my camera's broken
Only 1 made in 1959. Was very common in 1942.
I actually have the answer to how many crosscut necks were produced in 59 and that was a pivotal year in regards to this topic. I'll get back in a minute with a full explanation with color glossy pictures with circles and arrows and a paragraph on the back of each one explaining what each one is to be used as evidence against us.......
Is Alice included?
Looks more like a telecaster neck to me...
Sorry for the lack of pictures. I appreciate your thoughtful feedback about the quarter sawn necks. I also liked the humorous responses. Here goes!
Mine is similar to this. I have posted the pictures of it now. Yours looks like a darker, richer color. It is beautiful.
I should think so.
That's flat-sawn Birdseye maple, luck of the drawn that it's figured like that.
That's not quarter sawn
Not quarter-sawn, but who cares. That looks frickin' awesome!
One of my 59 Slab board necks
Almost as beautiful as mine.
What happened to the tuners?
Leo typically saw birdseye and flame as a defect in the wood and preferred not to use it.
Right up there in his "don't use" list along with positions 2 and 4, and bridge pickup tone....
I didn't know Leo personally but I can really imagine it...
Like I said, I think it mostly depended on what was available at the time. And I'm quite positive the sources were as I described earlier... At first wood from cabinetmakers and later on wood from the mill.
Also, figured wood is a little bit less stable as non figured wood. But I don't think that they would look at it that way in the 50's and 60's. Whatever was available at low cost would do the job.