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Thread: PDN Neptune Blue Body -- solid 1 piece body vs 2 or 3+

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    PDN Neptune Blue Body -- solid 1 piece body vs 2 or 3+

    Curious to know if you all got a 1 piece body, 2 piece, 3 piece, etc? I see some that have a solid 1 piece (what it looks like), some have more than 1 piece. The one that I got seems to have a 3 piece body. I'm curious to know the specs on yours.

    A question to EBMM; Why not make all them a solid 1 piece mahogany body? I do understand that this is standard for most guitars, and then a finish or maple cap applied, especially for BFRs since the mahogany tone block is there with glued wings. Going by most of the pics, I am seeing solid 1 piece african mahogany on most but not on all 2014 PDN guitars showing up.

    No complaints here, I love my JP6! I am just curious to know..

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    I almost pulled the trigger on a L3...but...it was a 3 piece body, and it was very apparent. If I had ordered one and I ended up with a 3 piece body, I would have been very upset. No excuse for a limited edition and very surprising from MM.

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    I feel like a new asking this, but how could you tell it was a three-piece body? Can you see it in the greens of the wood?

    And does it make a difference if it's a three piece or two piece body versus one piece? Does it affect the tone? I'm curious.

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    2 on the 3 PDN Neptunes i just got.
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    This is seriously one of the silliest things to nit pick about. And just to clarify pointing this towards DrewH.

    There's not structural difference between 1/2/3 piece bodies. It's not a flaw, nor is it a problem. If that's what kept you from buying a limited edition L3, then I can just say you're seriously missing out.

    This is just a case of looking for things to fault, a lot of EBMMs have solid paint. And some people absolutely love their guitars, would you feel differently knowing that your guitars that have paint were 2/3 piece bodies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenji20022 View Post
    This is seriously one of the silliest things to nit pick about. And just to clarify pointing this towards DrewH.

    There's not structural difference between 1/2/3 piece bodies. It's not a flaw, nor is it a problem. If that's what kept you from buying a limited edition L3, then I can just say you're seriously missing out.

    This is just a case of looking for things to fault, a lot of EBMMs have solid paint. And some people absolutely love their guitars, would you feel differently knowing that your guitars that have paint were 2/3 piece bodies?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kenji20022 View Post
    This is seriously one of the silliest things to nit pick about. And just to clarify pointing this towards DrewH.

    There's not structural difference between 1/2/3 piece bodies. It's not a flaw, nor is it a problem. If that's what kept you from buying a limited edition L3, then I can just say you're seriously missing out.

    This is just a case of looking for things to fault, a lot of EBMMs have solid paint. And some people absolutely love their guitars, would you feel differently knowing that your guitars that have paint were 2/3 piece bodies?
    That's what I was thinking too but I thought I was missing something

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    Let me clarify. On a transparent finished body, where the wood being pieced together IS the top wood, it should not be more than a 2 piece body. The L3 I saw not only had very clear lines and grain that didn't match but the stain on the middle section was lighter than the 2 outer sections. If I had blindly ordered THAT guitar, I wouldn't have been happy. I own Music Man guitars and love them. I was just pointing out something I thought wasn't up to usual MM standards. Thats all.

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    Both my LIII Neptune's are 2 piece and look spectacular.
    - PDN Luke III Neptune Blue HH Roasted
    - PDN Luke III Neptune Blue HH Roasted/Rosewood.
    - JP6 Tangerine Pearl HH with Piezo
    - PDN Silhouette Special (Honeyburst, roasted maple neck, H-S-S)
    - Silhouette Special (H-S-S, Vintage Burst).
    - Silhouette copy with FR (home made)
    - Axis copy (home made)
    - PC-1 copy (home made)
    - JEM copy (home made)
    - SRV Strat (Warmoth)
    - Delux Strat (H-S-S)
    - EVH Wolfgang Special
    - Ibanez RG570

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    I got a 1 piece JP6.

    PDN Neptune Blue Body -- solid 1 piece body vs 2 or 3+-image-4-jpg
    2012 Pearl Redburst JP6 w/matching headstock
    2014 Neptune Blue PDN JP6

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    I guess it's luck of the draw in regards to the body. Again, no complaints at all. The JP6 that I have sounds fabulous, sustain is forever and the 3 pieces makes no difference to me tonally. I am only curious to know why they are inconsistent with choice of blanks. I'm wondering if maybe the first few made were solid 1 piece african mahogany blanks, the next batch 2 piece, the last batch 3 piece, etc. Maybe it's cost effective, to have several vs 1 solid piece. I too would think a limited run and a transparent finish would warrant a 1 piece, or a really superb match on grain if using more than 1. No harm in asking I hope.. Only wanted to know if there was any reason some have 1 solid body, some have multiple pieces on this limited run.

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    While I couldn't care less if my Olive gold Luke III and my candy red AL HH are made out of multiple pieces... I must admit that I'd be pissed if my pdn AL SSS shows up with a body made out of more than 2 pieces.

    Painted and/or transparent finishes are indeed a different story ... visually.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrewH View Post
    I almost pulled the trigger on a L3...but...it was a 3 piece body, and it was very apparent. If I had ordered one and I ended up with a 3 piece body, I would have been very upset. No excuse for a limited edition and very surprising from MM.
    Well I DO agree!!!

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    My Neptune Blue JP6 is 2 piece, but matched so well you have to look very closely to tell.

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    I also agree trans colors that dont have a cap should not be 3 pieces.

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