Walnut Acoustic Neck

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Jason Rodgers
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Re: Walnut Acoustic Neck

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Goby has ludicrous walnut. Used to drive by their yard on my commute. Ginormous 6 foot diameter trees sliced and stickered whole.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

Alan Carruth
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Re: Walnut Acoustic Neck

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I've always used a book matched construction with curly maple necks. It's usually fairly easy to find 5/4 or thicker flat cut curly maple planks that you can rip down the middle and join to make a neck. Since the grain in the two halves matches ant tendency of the neck to bend one way on one side will be balanced by the opposite tendency o the other side. Just remember to glue them up so that the ring lines on the end look like ))))|((((, not ((((|)))). Differential shrinkage will tend to peel the glue line apart if you join them the wrong way. Naturally you actually have vertical grain showing on the fingerboard gluing surface: ASCII art is so limited...

Jason Rodgers
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Re: Walnut Acoustic Neck

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Alan Carruth wrote:Just remember to glue them up so that the ring lines on the end look like ))))|((((, not ((((|)))). Differential shrinkage will tend to peel the glue line apart if you join them the wrong way. Naturally you actually have vertical grain showing on the fingerboard gluing surface.
Well how 'bout that... you learn something new every day. This is new information for me.
-Ruining perfectly good wood, one day at a time.

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