#3
Honestly... I don't notice a difference. Although, I prefer my Ibanez over my other guitars, and it has a bolt-on neck. But I don't think that has anything to do with it.
#5
Quote by metalderek
Honestly... I don't notice a difference. Although, I prefer my Ibanez over my other guitars, and it has a bolt-on neck. But I don't think that has anything to do with it.


False. The sound carries better when there aren't four metal bolts connecting the neck and the body, as compared to just one piece of wood.
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#6
Quote by konkordmusk
False. The sound carries better when there aren't four metal bolts connecting the neck and the body, as compared to just one piece of wood.


Well that makes sense, but I still prefer that one.

Hey dude get a neck-through guitar, I guess.
#7
There's no noticable difference.
Its much more expensive
Might as well have 2 or 3 pieces, makes no recognisable difference.
#8
Increases sustain. Plus the neck flexs less which causes the truss rods to act differently. It is more expensive, but I like neck throughs personally.
#9
I wasn't talking about neck throughs....... I'm building a Warmoth guitar. Its going to be a Strat with a bolt on neck. My question is it worth the extra $65 to get a solid piece body.
#10
Quote by bons330
I wasn't talking about neck throughs....... I'm building a Warmoth guitar. Its going to be a Strat with a bolt on neck. My question is it worth the extra $65 to get a solid piece body.


Not at all, save your money, you'll notice no difference
#11
it's all a myth

you'll never notice the difference. The only reason you might need a one piece is if you want the wood grain to be consistent for clear or transparent finish.

btw - some people make an argument that a bolt on is actually better than a set neck like a Gibson. I've had both and could never tell any difference. Never had a neck thru so I can't comment on those.
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#12
i know this isnt the answer to your original question, but with a bolt on you have more wood to wood contact then when you have a layer of glue in the joint
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#13
Quote by bons330
I wasn't talking about neck throughs....... I'm building a Warmoth guitar. Its going to be a Strat with a bolt on neck. My question is it worth the extra $65 to get a solid piece body.

If you want to save a bit of money, buy the neck from elsewhere. Also, if you want your own body shape, go for a pre-routed body blank. Carvin has ebony fretboard, angled head stock, hard rock maple necks for $160 (that's with shipping).
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#14
the difference isnt audible. the only way a 2-3 piece will sound crappy is if there is a serious joint issue and there is alot of non-wood-to-wood contact. if ever inch of the wood is jointed perfectly, there is no difference in tone, and you will never hear a difference.
#15
Quote by konkordmusk
False. The sound carries better when there aren't four metal bolts connecting the neck and the body, as compared to just one piece of wood.


actually this can be false itself, a well constructed bolt on neck can produce better sound than a glued in neck as glue can absorb vibrations
#17
Unless your doing a paint job where you will see where they glued the guitar together then no shouldnt be an issue. Most if not all companies do 2 or more piece bodies.
#19
It DOES make you sound better. But 99.99% of all guitarists will never be able to tell the difference between a 2 piece and a single piece. You will need one hell of a ear to hear it though which I don't have and I'm pretty sure you can't either.
#20
If you're asking, you don't have an ear tuned well enough to notice the difference. There are people I've known that can instantly spot the difference (and correct every time), but those people had over 40 years of guitar building under their belt. It really depends on your finish, at this point. If you're going to do a clear finish, I'd recommend it. If you're just going to paint over it, you can get away with 2 pieces. After that, it gets to sound a little wonky.
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