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@rocknroller912 Yes, Swamp Ash.


   
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@mattbeels well sadly, after all this time I still have two pieces of ash for a body and some that I can use for a neck and no time to spend making a guitar out of it all. Since squired som mahogany too though so a mahogany, ash, mahogany, ash mahogany laminated through neck isn’t entirely out of the question.

 Anyway, hopefully I’ll be back in the near future for my next build!

 

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@tej Ash makes a beautiful neck, done a few myself with zero issues but I always do a volute which may or may not help. Northern/european ash. It's the denser , heavier hard one. Southern ash aka swamp ash isn't as dense so may not be as suitable.


   
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Interesting to re-read this thread.

I've got a neck-blank sized piece of Ash, quarter-sawn and not too heavy which I think I might just use on a future neck build.  But maybe with some added carbon fibre rods for a bit more stability protection.

 

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@tv101 do you believe carbon rods actually do anything? That somehow they'll stop a neck from twisting if it wants to? Personally I think it's a fad to sell us guitar people more stuff we don't need lol


   
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Posted by: @nsj

do you believe carbon rods actually do anything?

 

I can't see that they'd hurt - so for the sake of another couple of slots in the neck and a few£ of carbon fibre bar, I see no reason *not* to do it.

Of course, you'd have to use the correct, acoustically-tuned, musical carbon fibre rod, not just any old stuff.

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@tv101 meh, worst case I'll make a new neck, I like making them lol


   
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Posted by: @nsj

do you believe carbon rods actually do anything?

Me too I am wondering this. My guess is that , if wood really wants to warp , it will warp around whatever is in the way.

I also wonder if you add carbon rods in a guitar with a trussrod, does the carbon not defeat the purpose of the trussrod? 🤔 

I think I saw that question either here or on another forum, but I cant remember what the answer was.


   
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@koendb can't fight nature lol

 

 

 

 


   
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Posted by: @nsj

worst case I'll make a new neck, I like making them lol

It's a lot of time that would be wasted though.  I'm not suggesting using CF rods in *every* neck, but if you're using a wood or a cut that wisdom says might be more prone to movement, why not do what you can to push the odds in your favour?

 

 

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@tv101 carbon fiber is necessary for longer necks not so much guitars but primarily bass guitars especially if using certain types of tonewoods. If you are a bass guitar builder, it is almost always a consideration highly regarded. It is a preventative measure for the natural tendencies of wood such as padauk, bubinga, wenge among other things that are prime neck woods that bass players prefer as opposed to the standard maple that does not require it. All my bass builds are carbon fibered.


   
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