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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-11-2004, 05:03 PM Thread Starter
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guitar question. figure you j customers/prestigers will know

what is the different between having a single piece neck and having like a 3 or 5?? i have a 3120 now.. and it appears to be one piece... or at least doesn't have those thin slivers of bubinga (i think) running down the neck. is there really any tonal difference or benefit to ahving several pieces over one. thanks
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I've never noticed any real tonal difference between single and multi-piece necks. I know that the multi-piece necks are designed to have more stability though.
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typically if you look at a multi piece neck, they will be glued so that the grain patterns are opposing which, to Chris's point above, makes for a more stable neck.

In the same way, bubinga or other harder woods are ofter used to resist movement due to climate, etc...

I've never had any neck really move on me much, multi-piece, single or one with stripes down the back. Tone-wise I think wood type would be more responsible for tonal differences than construction. But I'm no luthier.
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 07:47 AM
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of all of my 7 guitars it's the 2027 who has the most
stabile neck.

I believe it's because of the multi-pieced neck...
simply love it...
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-12-2004, 05:30 PM
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I could be wrong, but aren't Prestige necks 5 pc.? (including the 3120?) - I'm sure the two 3120's I had were.
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No, unless you're including any "wings" that finish the headstock
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So a 3 piece is one bubinga stripe & a 5 piece would be 2 of 'em?

Is a scarf jointed neck considered 2 piece?

(I'm not being a wiseguy here, I really want to know)
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 03-18-2004, 01:49 PM
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My first ever Ibanez was a 560.
That neck took 3 years before it realized it wasn't part of a tree anymore

It wandered all over the place. I had to adjust it every couple months.
It finaly settled down and stopped moving after that.

I think a lot has been done since that guitar was first made available to address this issue with the use of different woods and multi-piece necks.

Stability is a lot better on today's necks compared to those of the past.
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