View Poll Results: Your pick for forum guitar neck

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  • mahogany-rosewood - baseline

    10 15.87%
  • peruvian mahogany-rosewood - Dirty 100 style

    10 15.87%
  • mahogany-ebony - classical

    19 30.16%
  • Indian rosewood-Indian rosewood - necked wood

    13 20.63%
  • maple-cocobolo - exotic looking

    2 3.17%
  • maple-african blackwood - a bit different

    5 7.94%
  • maple-maple - swampy style

    2 3.17%
  • write in - your choices are all lame

    2 3.17%
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Thread: The neck woods of the forum guitar

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    The neck woods of the forum guitar

    I thought I would try segmenting some of the aspects of a forum guitar to see if we might converge on something in little steps. First up the woods for the neck. A while ago I wrote up some of my experiences with different neck woods - highly subjective and personal, but I'll share a link to them.
    In the poll I deliberately left out some exotics like Braz and perny because I think it pushes the price to high, but feel free to write in alternatives I left out. In fact, I propose to use the poll as an easily visible trend marker, but I will periodically tally a top 3 write in list. I suggest writing in up to 3 favourites that you would consider acceptable.
    I've used a naming convention of neck wood - fingerboard wood

    My wordy write up with photos of each is here: Peter's thoughts on playing different necks woods

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    Rosewood! Rosewood! Rosewood!

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    Unfinished Madagascar Rosewood neck with Mexican Blackwood fretboard.
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    Unfinished Madagascar rosewood neck with cocobolo fretboard

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    I voted Indian Rosewood. It would be nice if this guitar wasn't 5K retail and was within most everyone's reach without breaking the bank. Would really suck if it was one that only the millionaires on the board could afford. Say 3-3.5K range.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cjmwrx View Post
    I voted Indian Rosewood. It would be nice if this guitar wasn't 5K retail and was within most everyone's reach without breaking the bank. Would really suck if it was one that only the millionaires on the board could afford. Say 3-3.5K range.
    I'm hoping we end up with something that would be under 3.5K, and I think if we could come up with something around 2.5K many more people would be able to give it serious consideration. I think any rosewood might push it over that, but we can start by seeing what we want.
    But I think rosewood is a great choice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    Unfinished Madagascar rosewood neck with cocobolo fretboard
    Even better!
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    Mahogany and ebony!!

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    Hog with Rosewood or Ebony would be nice but not that concerned with the wood - as long as it has BIRDS

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    I have to agree Indian Rosewood is the way to go
    The worst part is once you play one it is hard to play a guitar without it

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    It seems that PRS has uncovered a stash of Brazilian rosewood, so I vote for that!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aduayer View Post
    Unfinished Madagascar rosewood neck with cocobolo fretboard
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    BRW is a non-starter. It cannot be exported to non-US forum members.

    If this is a serious discussion, we need to be inclusive of our international members. It also needs to be affordable.

    If this is not a serious discussion, then I vote for a Rosewood neck from a tree grown on PRS property in a greenhouse using BRW seeds and with Brazilian air and sunshine and rain imported daily. The tree should be ready in some of our lifetimes.

    Oddly, that is no less doable than a BRW neck from current stock being shipped to international members on a budget.
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    I always like the ebony fingerboard. Not too particulare about the neck itself.
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