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Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by garyhoos1, Aug 19, 2017.
I love the look.
and that my friends is the #2 best reason for buying one.... with #1 being, I just wannit, dawggone it...
A quartersawn neck has a slightly different feel than the typical Fender neck. I would say it feels stiffer. A regular neck will feel slinky after you play a QS neck a while.
Why should it be stiffer? During bending or what?
Is that a thread killer..?
How does it affect tone ?
I've never noticed any such phenomenon.
Seems like it would break easy with the way the grain is.
Excuse the "noob" question, but are there benefits to a quarter sawn neck? My select strat has one
(hard to capture well with a cheap phone camera), but I really know nothing about other than that they are more costly to produce. Cant say that I've noticed it feeling stiffer than any other neck though. Cheers
Edit; in the pic of the back of the neck you can see the grain running lengthways along the neck, so I cant see how they'd break easier than a flat sawn neck. Cheers
That neck appears to have flame figuring in it, but doesn't look quartersawn to me. Other opinions will follow.
Difference between flat & quarter sawn
Flat sawn on the left, quarter sawn on the right. Cheers
I bought it used, but looked for specs online, said quarter sawn neck, but as I said, I know nothing about a quarter sawn neck really so,,, maybe not. Cheers
in much the same way the color of your socks does...
Just googled again, http://www2.fender.com/experience/fender-tone/introducing-the-new-fender-select-series/ says "figured & quartersawn neck, as did the specs I looked at online, so I guess that's what it is. Cheers
I have 3 Fenders and 5 Gibsons with QS necks. I have 4 Fenders and a PRS with flat sawn necks. The QS necks just have a stiffer feel to me. Not good or bad here. Just very subtly different.
Well, at least a few planks from the flatsawn timber will be indistinguishable from the quartersawn stuff.
That looks flat sawn - this one is quartersawn - you can see how the grain lines go parallel to the neck.
It does look flat sawn.
That, my friend, is an old wife's tale!! What your saying is about 99% of the dozens of thousands of Fender guitar (& bass) necks are more spongie & more flexable than the rare-accidental quartered neck! Without ordering a maple neck cut on the quarter, what % of maple necks are not quartered???care to make a wild guess???
I'm no expert on the Select series, but from what I read, the portion that mentions "figured & quartersawn necks..." is indicative of certain models in the entire range but doesn't equate to all models having them. I'm basing this on the cursory reading of each particular model. I didn't find anywhere in the Strat select models that mention a q-sawn neck...yet if you notice the Tele models it specifically mentions "figured" necks. If you read about the bass models it mentions q-sawn necks. But with the strat models I didn't see any distinction outlining q-sawn necks; however it does mention flame necks, just not q-sawn.
I only mention this because, like Paperback Rocker mentioned, that neck doesn't look to be q-sawn to me. I've got two q-sawn neck Strats and both look different than yours. But I could be mistaken.