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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Neck Wood, Different Combonation?????

I was wondering how a Rosewood neck with an Ebony fretboard would sound? Anyone know where I can find out info on different neck woods' tone difference?
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 04:09 PM
 
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I have one and I love it. It's on a maple body so it warms up the maple but you still get the strength and attack of the maple body. Rosewood makes a wonderful neck. I wouldn't put it with a basswood or poplar body, it will get mushy sounding. You need to combine it with a body that has some snap and high end to it, like swamp ash, maple, or something like alder with a maple cap.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-21-2004, 05:25 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I'm thinking about buying a custom strat from Warmoth.
This will be a blues/funk strat with real cool vintage tone.
What kind of wood would you suggest? I really like the look of rosewood for the neck and love the feel of ebony. But I'm not sure how it'll sound,
would alder body be fine???
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 01:27 AM
 
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Everything will be "fine" because everything is just a part of what makes your guitar unique. In a 3 single coil guitar, an alder body with the rosewood/ebony neck would be great. If you had 2 hums and wanted an RG shredder, then that particular combination would be more smooth than biting and bright. But for a strat its awesome. Mine is a strat with 2 bartolinis and a hot rails that I use as a single coil most of the time. You can use a more vintage sounding single coil and not have it sound too thin. I don't like stacks, but if you used Duncan Classic Stacks they would sound more pure and strong rather than thin and nasally. You won't regret it.
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BTW if it were me, I'd use Swamp Ash for the body, simply because you can have the openness of it without it sounding too snappy with the ebony board. One way to look at the rosewood neck is that it would sweeten some of the harsh highs, but the ebony board puts that snap back. I did tons of funk and blues on my guitar. I did a lot of wah work and it doesn't get too shrill either.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 10:07 AM Thread Starter
 
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Wow thats cool,
I'm thinking Rosewood neck with Ebony fretboard
Alder or swamp ash body
and I might get Dimarzio Virtual Vintage single coils.
Does Warmoth do any metallic looking solid colours?
I might get a surburst or a metallic looking red or just plain black.
I want it to look simple and vintage.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 01:45 PM
 
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The rosewood will look so cool that it will match up better with a sunburst or natural. Even a honeyburst or tobacco burst would be good. It doesn't have to be the traditional two-tone burst. Black might look pretty cool too, but I think red will be too much of a contrast. I have a different rosewood neck I made that I never liked on any guitar with a solid color. Right now its going on a flamed maple JS/Radius body that will be sunbursted.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:38 PM Thread Starter
 
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I 'm kinda leaning on the sunburst,
also natrual finishes,
does Satin finish mean it will give the body a more tanned look?
I like the darker look on natural finishes. So I might get a Satin clear
over the body. Also for Sunbursts I don't really like to see the grain on the wood, are there ways to make it not as strong, or do I just have to choose a body with a weak body grain?
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-22-2004, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
 
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What about KOA for body wood comapred to swamp ash?
I like the look KOA but is so damn expensive.
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