#1
Does neck wood have to be quartersawn? I understand that using quartersawn makes it stronger, but if it's a wood like Bocote or Ziricote, both of which are really stiff and hard, is it necessary to be quartersawn, or can it just be straight sawn?
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#2
I dont think it has to be, but quartersawn necks are much less prone to twisting or warping. You can have a flatsawn neck because the trussrod in the neck keeps it strong, but its better to have a quartersawn neck, just for the extra stability.
#3
quartersawn, flatsawn, slab cut whatever, they can all be used for necks but the quarter sawn is more stable
#4
Some prefer the stiffness of quarter sawn some like the way a flat sawn neck plays. If its laminated then not really an issue.
#5
I believe Pedulla uses flatsawn for their Rapture basses.

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#6
The best thing you can do to ensure stability is to make a 3-5 piece neck with opposed grain. That will be more stable than a 1-piece using the same wood, regardless of whether it's flatsawn or quartersawn.
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#7
Quarted of flat sawn, doesnt matter too much, quarter is better, but like tackle said if your laminating its a non issue.

Fender I think use one peice flat sawn necks.




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