#1
so i got a big lot of poplar wood today, and a good bit of MDF board im going to use for template making. anyways i was wondering, is poplar strong enough to make necks out of, as i have enough to make about 30 with some left over. and if your wondering, it was all free

i found this website, and it seems that it should be, but i wasnt sure since i never see any necks made out of it.

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Physical Properties
A medium density wood with low bending, shock resistance, stiffness and compression values, with a medium steam-bending classification. Excellent strength and stability.


source = http://www.hardwoodinfo.com/species_guide/display_species.asp?species=poplar

EDIT: These would be 2-3 peice necks, not one peice. sorry i didnt specify earlier.
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#2
I haven't heard of it as being strong enough. But then again, Parker uses reinforced basswood necks...
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I haven't heard of it as being strong enough. But then again, Parker uses reinforced basswood necks...



hmm well then i guess anything is possible then
anyone else got an opinion?
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I don't believe poplar is quite strong enough to use for a one piece neck. Mahogany is about the limit as far as once piece necks go for strength.

But if you're willing to cut the neck in half and stick a strip of whatever (black walnut, ebony, decoration) in there to make it a two or three piece neck I think it'd be fine.
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#7
it wouldnt be a one piece neck, it would be two peice with one flipped for strength.

sorry i didnt mention that earlier
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