Just wondering, has anyone tried or considered using laminated wood products for necks, such as
Supposedly very stable, seemingly not heavier than medium to high density hardwood.
Sounds similar to Stratabond. Martin has been using Stratabond for necks in their lower cost series
of acoustic guitars for some time now.
Dying the laminates/ply's add only an asthetical value to the product over the more common natural wood plies.
On a carved top the effect can be quite pleasing though if the hip 60's is ones thing :).
Any commercial plywood is very hard on tools though, so any savings on the material will be lost on sharpening the tools.
Thanks, I should look for one of those 70s instruments.
I remember seeing a bass made entirely of Baltic birch in the wishbass thread.I haven't tried it for a bass but I have used Baltic birch for several other uses and it's a great product.You can actually sand the edges smooth unlike normal plywood and they look great with poly or oil finish.
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