Thoughts on neck materials?
I'm going to order a new neck for my Squier VM fretless Jazz and I've narrowed the neck materials to the following combinations:
1. Goncalo alves w/bocote fingerboard
2. Goncalo alves w/macasser ebony fingerboard
3. Goncalo alves w/pao ferro fingerboard
4. Goncalo alves w/goncalo alves fingerboard
From what I understand ebony will have the brightest tone, pao ferro slightly warmer, with bocote and goncalo alves probably providing a similar and, of my choices, warmest tones.
How much does using goncalo alves as the shaft wood affect the tone? Is it primarily up to the fingerboard wood? What I'm going for is a very warm but articulate tone, with clear but not harsh high end and good mwah.
I'm also going to replace the stock pickups with Antiquity IIs and I'm going to string it with TI Jazz flats. I haven't been a fan of the TIs on my Hwy One Jazz, but my tonal goals with fretless are a little different and I think they may work quite well.
Anyhow, just looking for your thoughts on the above wood combinations. Thanks!
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Last edited by Marial : 12-24-2013 at 10:13 AM.