Quatersawn necks.

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  1. garyhoos1

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    and that my friends is the #2 best reason for buying one.... with #1 being, I just wannit, dawggone it...

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    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.
     
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    guitarman1984 Senior Stratmaster

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    Why should it be stiffer? During bending or what?
     
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    Is that a thread killer..?

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    How does it affect tone ?
     
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    I've never noticed any such phenomenon.
     
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    heltershelton Vivamus libero Vivamus duris Silver Member

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    Seems like it would break easy with the way the grain is.
     
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    Excuse the "noob" question, but are there benefits to a quarter sawn neck? My select strat has one WP_20170820_001.jpg WP_20170820_002.jpg WP_20170820_003.jpg (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
     
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    Paperback Rocker Do it or screw it.

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    That neck appears to have flame figuring in it, but doesn't look quartersawn to me. Other opinions will follow.
     
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    Difference between flat & quarter sawn C__Data_Users_DefApps_AppData_INTERNETEXPLORER_Temp_Saved Images_qsawn1.jpg
    Flat sawn on the left, quarter sawn on the right. Cheers
     
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    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
     
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    in much the same way the color of your socks does...

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    Well, at least a few planks from the flatsawn timber will be indistinguishable from the quartersawn stuff.
     
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    gibsonsmu Senior Stratmaster

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    That looks flat sawn - this one is quartersawn - you can see how the grain lines go parallel to the neck.
     
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    It does look flat sawn.
     
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    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???
     
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    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.
     
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