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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2002, 07:47 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck Structure Question - How Ibanez cuts necks

I'm curious: In earlier catalogs, Ibanez often boasted the fact that their necks were made of quartersawn(a very stable and reliable cut) maple. *Is this still the case or are they just not bringing it up?
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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-12-2002, 08:09 PM
 
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I think they use both; depends on model. *My SC620 is quartersawn (1996, I think), the SC420 I saw last year is flatsawn.

You can have a fine neck with a flatsawn cut (Warmoths are flatsawn by default). *But quartersawn is nice, especially with thin necks like a wizard.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-13-2002, 04:50 AM
 
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I've taken the neck off of my '89 VBK several times, and I can assure you that it IS flatsawn. *It's the best neck I own, though...better than other quartersawn necks.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:34 AM
 
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I don't really see much difference.
Quatersawn or Flatsawn, it' such a fine line.

Admittedly Quatersawn is supposed to be sturdier, but you'll also find that most figured necks, flamed/birdseye maple are cut Flatsawn as this way of cutting yields the best figure and I've never had trouble with these necks.

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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 08:41 AM
 
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They didn't start with quartersawn until the early '90's - an '89 wouldn't be.
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 05:57 PM
 
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If a pre 91 looks quartersawn it probably is, but only by accident.

BTW both my DSY and my HAM are quartersawn but *do* have flamed necks, albeit only on one side, by accident I presume. Looks nice nonetheless...
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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-14-2002, 07:03 PM
 
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Right - in a large shipment of wood you're bound to get some quartersawn-like cuts. *I didn't think of that...
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