#1
i bought this guitar used. got a really nice deal. but its got a 3-piece back
is this generally the way that they are constructed?
how much of a matter is it?
#2
That's how lots of guitars are constructed unless you spend over $1,000.

It doesn't really matter...
#3
Yup, three-piece is standard for all of the LTD ECs. You've got to get an ESP Standard to get a two-piece back and you're looking at the ESP Custom series to get a one-piece body back.
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#4
Hey Flibble, while we're at it;

Why are 3 and 2 piece necks so common? I mean, you like hardly ever see 1 piece neck, unless you're talking about a bolt on with a scarf joint headstock.

Is there any benefit from multi-piece necks?
#5
multi piece necks are stronger generally, and cheaper to mfg.

however. it is my belief that the neck wood has more to do with your tone than the body.

i've been wrong before so ymmv.
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Last edited by gregs1020 at Jul 24, 2010,
#6
Quote by gregs1020
multi piece necks are stronger generally, and cheaper to mfg.

however. it is my belief that the neck wood has more to do with your tone than the body.

i've been wrong before so ymmv.



3 skinny bits glued together is stronger than one solid thick piece?......right...
#7
Quote by shredtil'yadead
3 skinny bits glued together is stronger than one solid thick piece?......right...


Welding...?

The soldering wire used to "glue" two pieces of metal together are usually stringer than the metal being welded.

(At least when assembling a Harley )
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#9
^^ The laminations can add strength and stability as alternating grain patterns will counter balance each other to help prevent deformation when the wood swells or dries out more.
It also allows the manufacturer to use cheaper cuts of wood (smaller stock) to make a decent neck.
For solid wood necks quarter sawn grain is the most popular but it wastes a lot of wood from the raw stock and so is more expensive.
Moving on.....
#11
Quote by shredtil'yadead
3 skinny bits glued together is stronger than one solid thick piece?......right...

right. for reasons listed since you posted. glue strength, grain patterns, etc.

thanks for the support guys.

not that one piece necks are bad, they aren't.
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#12
Quote by iampeter
9 peice necks from edwards guitars!



That's bordering on plywood!
Moving on.....