The virtues of a
mahogany neck are many: warmth, softer feel, bluesy tone, among others.
Rock maple necks have their own appeal, though in stark contrast to
mahogany: tighter more focused tone, and a more durable and stable neck.
desire is to give the player the best of
neck the fingerboard is not separately glued on, but is actually the
same piece of wood found on the back of the neck. The philosophy?
Eliminate glue joints! The more glue joints, the less “wood” character.
Each glue joint adds rigidity, and that “rigidity” keeps the wood from
Mahogany Side - Mahogany was used for the bass side of the neck to broaden
the tone of the bass strings and make it warmer.
- Juxtaposed in density and in color, the more tightly grained rock maple
supports the upper harmonics on the treble side attributing to more clarity