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Redwood neck

Started this discussion. Last reply by Shawn Dec 4, 2018. 6 Replies

Need some advise. Getting ready to start my third build and considering using Redwood for the neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This will be a three string. Does anyone know of possible problems with…Continue

 

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Shawn replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"Use it for body’s only as it will bow even with a hardwood fretboard. At least mine did and only a 3 string in openD"
Dec 4, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"Another thought is to laminate the neck, by alternating grain directions? "
Dec 2, 2018
Eric W replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"Thanks to everyone for your input. I'm going to.give the Redwood a shot. The reason I want to use the Redwood is because I am spending the winter in Northern California right in the middle on the Redwoods. I was given rough sawn 2 " x…"
Dec 2, 2018
BrianQ. replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"I’ve used redwood on one stringers,but wouldn’t use it on a 3 stringer without a hardwood fretboard."
Dec 1, 2018
Paul Craig replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"I've seen a few guitar builds over on the TDPRI Guitar Forum using Redwood, but it was mostly used on the bodies. I would do a big google search on it and read through the builds first.  It's a real nice looking wood. If it's…"
Dec 1, 2018
Taffy Evans replied to Eric W's discussion Redwood neck
"Hi Eric, I cant speak from personal experience of actually using it, so see what others say who may have. As it is considered a soft wood, and recommended as an alternative to Western Red Cedar, I myself would be wary, but like I said I don't…"
Dec 1, 2018
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Redwood neck

Need some advise. Getting ready to start my third build and considering using Redwood for the neck with a Rosewood fretboard. This will be a three string. Does anyone know of possible problems with the Redwood neck?
Nov 30, 2018
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