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fingerboard and neck stiffness

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by noam, Feb 8, 2014.

  1. noam


    Nov 29, 2007
    Does the fingerboard contribute much to neck stiffness -- for example, would a maple neck with an ebony board be stiffer than the same neck with a maple board?
  2. kaoskater08


    Apr 1, 2011
    In my experience (there are others on this forum that have WAY more experience than I and can give you a much better answer) I don't think it matters.

    It all depends on how the wood itself is reacting. I've seen two necks with the same wood combination act completely different, where one was fairly straight and the other needed more tension from the truss rod.