#1
So,I talked with my friend (guitar builder) about neck thru vs set in neck and he said that is better to have multi-piece body than one-piece body becouse one piece body will natural flex/deflect (hope you understood me). Is this true?

And next questions are: does multi-piece body have less sustain then one-piece body?
Does MP body destroys acoustic properties of wood?

Tnx
#2
Set neck vs thru neck vs bolt on neck do not make an audible difference in the sound. It's measurable between set and bolt on with the bolt on neck actually sustaining better but just because it's measurable doesn't mean it's enough to matter. When I did my testing I didn't have a way to test thru necks with the same guitar so I can't comment on whether THAT would have a measurable difference but I've read studies, done by well respected luthiers, that say that even though you would think a thru neck would have more sustain, it actually has the least.

I don't think a multi pc body (not to be mistaken for plywood) is "better" but I don't think it's any worse either. My 4pc guitars sound just as good as my 1pc guitars. A 2 or 3 piece body is much much cheaper to make than a 1 piece body and they tend to look just fine. When you get 4 or more boards together it can make the guitar look cheap.
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#3
With a multi peice BODY, theres more glue inbetween the peices of wood used to make the body.

The glue dampens the sustain, but unless you have like a 24 peice body, it's not gonna matter.

That being said, a one peice body DOES resonate (sustain) longer than a multipeice body, but not by much.


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#4
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... he said that is better to have multi-piece body than one-piece body becouse one piece body will natural flex/deflect (hope you understood me). Is this true?


TNX. And what about this?
#5
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TNX. And what about this?



If you have a good quality, stable piece of wood for a body blank then you don't need to worry about that really.

I am making two guitars from one-piece blanks at the moment.
#6
^I agree... That is about proper aging of the wood, not about multi vs 1pc bodies. They are as good as each other IMO... as long as you keep it within reason and don't get into zebra striping or anything.
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#8
I'm building custom 7 string, one piece korina body with one piece quilted maple top and indian rosewood neck.
#9
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TNX. And what about this?


If you can find a big quarter sawn piece its not an issue. Any properly dried and sealed wood should be fine unless it was a really crappy piece to begin with.