#3
Im not really sure but i think that it gives the guitar some more sustain.
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#5
Sustain, looks cooler, better fret access (most of the time). Uh, that's all I can think of D:
#6
As noted, sustain and greater high fret access.

Something to keep mind of, something I'm lately not to fond of, is that a neck-thru guitar's tone is more influenced by the neck wood since it becomes a primary part of the body.
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#7
Quote by jm1681
As noted, sustain and greater high fret access.

Something to keep mind of, something I'm lately not to fond of, is that a neck-thru guitar's tone is more influenced by the neck wood since it becomes a primary part of the body.

thanks.
i never thought of that at all.
would you recommend a through-body, a set-neck, or bolt-on?
#8
Are you buying or building?

Neck-Thru is widely seen as the superior type, but as you probably know, VERY good guitars are made with the other two.

I prefer Neck-Thru's for their playability and the way they look, It is also associated with Metal type music.
But the downside to this is if your Neck gets Damaged, your guitar will be expensive to fix and might even be a write-off.

Alot of Gibsons have Set-Necks, and they aren't bad now are they?
But still, it's difficult to replace the necks

Fenders started doing Bolt-Ons to mass-produce guitars, and they still play/look good don't they
Another big Plus is the comparatively easy way to replace necks.

There are studies that go both ways regarding the extra sustain with Neck-Thrus compared to Set-Neck or Bolt-On neck Guitars, It's all up to what your preferences are really.
Good luck chosing
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#9
i know i've ranted ahut this before but the whole sustain vrs neck joint thing is BS

neck thrus as said have a better reach tothe high frets and adifferent feel than set or bolt on necks, and te neck stability is apparently superior since most ofthe body is made of a single piece of wood.
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#10
There has been tests that go both ways, so we cannot be sure.
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#11
Quote by WH15P3R
There has been tests that go both ways, so we cannot be sure.

as i've said before in some other thread, there are always going to be so many variables in tests like quality wood, temperature at the time, quality of the neck joint, length, pickups, quality of parts used etc qnd so many other small variables that would effect any tests, even a slight change in air pressure would effect string vibration.
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(BU) BC Rich NJ Exotic Classic Rich Bich (Mustaine LW)
Amps: Line 6 HD 147
#12
Exactly, that's why I'm neutral in this
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