59 strat crosscut neck

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  1. Bazz Jass

    Bazz Jass Chairman of the Fingerboard Silver Member

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    Shouldn't a quarter-sawn neck be 25% the price of a fully-sawn one??

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    I hate the way people start a thread badly and then never come back with pics or explanation. What's the point?
     
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    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
     
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  4. crashbelt

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    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:whistling:
     
  5. Mipstoo

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    Only 1 made in 1959. Was very common in 1942.
     
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    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.......
     
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    Is Alice included?
     
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    Looks more like a telecaster neck to me...
     
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  9. James Becker

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    Sorry for the lack of pictures. I appreciate your thoughtful feedback about the quarter sawn necks. I also liked the humorous responses. Here goes!
     

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    Mine is similar to this. I have posted the pictures of it now. Yours looks like a darker, richer color. It is beautiful.
     
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    I should think so.
     
  13. Guy Named Sue

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    That's flat-sawn Birdseye maple, luck of the drawn that it's figured like that.
     
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  14. Adam Wolfaardt

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    That's not quarter sawn
     
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  15. Bazz Jass

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    Not quarter-sawn, but who cares. That looks frickin' awesome! :thumb:
     
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    One of my 59 Slab board necks 59 strat neck.jpg
     
  17. Mipstoo

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    Almost as beautiful as mine. ;)
    What happened to the tuners?
     
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    Leo typically saw birdseye and flame as a defect in the wood and preferred not to use it.
     
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  19. Bazz Jass

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    Right up there in his "don't use" list along with positions 2 and 4, and bridge pickup tone....
     
  20. Mipstoo

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    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.
     
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