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    Question for big poppa RE rosewood necks

    Ive owned my silhouette special for a week now and on looking at it in close detail ive noticed the fretboard appears to be cut from a different piece of wood and not like the maple necks where the top is took off and used for the fretboard.
    Are they of a different construction type to the maple necks?

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    Both my rosewood necks seem to have this too. Seperate piece of wood used for fretboard.
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Yeah, I believe that's standard for the all-rosewood necks, don't know why.
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    Yep all mine had that, guessing it is so they can place the trusted in easily.

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    I was just curious.
    Obviously with such a dark wood its barely noticeable but i thought the same principal would apply as to with the maple necks.
    The grain on mine goes in the opposite direction to the rest of the neck so thought it may be to add strength?
    What a neck though, feels like no other ive played.

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    They don't use a separate piece of wood... They cut the top off to place the truss rod, then glue it back down. If you watch the tour of EBMM on YouTube... BP explains this.

    Here's a link: http://youtu.be/Q_oXBvr8AhU

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    I believe that is exactly what he is talking about. Since the all maple necks are done that way, the expectation is that the all rosewood necks would be as well but they are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Johnny Alien View Post
    I believe that is exactly what he is talking about. Since the all maple necks are done that way, the expectation is that the all rosewood necks would be as well but they are not.
    Exactly. My best guess is that finding rosewood neck blanks, large enough to cut a complete neck out, arent as common. Finding large pieces of maple is not really a issue so the extra inch for the fretboard is no problem.
    1977 stingray II guitar--walnut------------maple fb
    1994 stingray 4H---------natural------------rosewood fb
    1998 sterling 4H----------trans red---------birdseye maple/rw
    2006 Jp6---------------------mystic dream--birdseye maple/rw
    2010 Classic sr4----------coral red---------birdseye maple
    2013 Luke III HSS--------olive gold--------rosewood neck
    2014 stingray 4 HH-----neptune blue---flamed maple
    2014 Luke III HSS--------bodhi blue-------birdseye maple/rw

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    Quote Originally Posted by sanderhermans View Post
    Exactly. My best guess is that finding rosewood neck blanks, large enough to cut a complete neck out, arent as common. Finding large pieces of maple is not really a issue so the extra inch for the fretboard is no problem.
    I was thinking that as well, plus they would have to have a stock of rosewood ready for use on maple necks, so they likely just used their pre-cut rosewood fingerboard stock on the all-rosewood necks instead of using the same method as the maple fingerboard necks.

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    Interesting. I went and checked my all Rosewood necks (Axis and LIII) and sure enough... The patterns aren't even close! Interesting!

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    I'm not answering for Big Poppa and I can't find a copy of the original announcement flyer from EBMM but iirc it said something along the lines of

    "one-piece solid rosewood neck with separate rosewood fingerboard cap"
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    separate cap due to size
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    super google to the rescue


    "one piece solid Indian Rosewood neck with separate rosewood cap"


    It's just how they do it.


    Question for big poppa RE rosewood necks-rosewood-jpg



    Question for big poppa RE rosewood necks-rosewood-jpg
    Have you got G.A.S. for another EBMM???
    Visit the all new
    https://DUBALDOMUSIC.com! <--- My Store --->DuBaldo Music on Facebook & on twitter
    Do you want to TRADE your used EBMM in for a NEW one? -- Email me for details!
    pete@dubaldomusic.com <--- My email
    www.YELLOW9.com <--- My band

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    Thank you. Beautiful necks and mine sustains like nothing else ive ever played.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PeteDuBaldo View Post
    super google to the rescue


    "one piece solid Indian Rosewood neck with separate rosewood cap"


    It's just how they do it.


    Question for big poppa RE rosewood necks-rosewood-jpg



    Question for big poppa RE rosewood necks-rosewood-jpg

    Darn you Pete for posting that pic with that ***EPIC*** rosewood neck....

    Now I'm gassing for a RW neck anything...


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