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Neck Joint Construction- Effect on Timbre

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by ESP-LTD, Feb 2, 2004.


  1. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    I was under the impression that a neck-through construction produced more energy in the fundamental than a bolt-on construction.

    Regardless of what makes "good tone", have others noticed this effect on timbre?
     
  2. adolganov

    adolganov

    Jan 15, 2004
    That's (often) true. Neckthroughs have in theory more sustain and less harmonics (because of less energy dissipation). Less harmonics = more fundamental :cool:
     
  3. ESP-LTD

    ESP-LTD

    Sep 9, 2001
    Idaho
    I never thought of it quite that way, but it makes sense.
     
  4. adolganov

    adolganov

    Jan 15, 2004
    Sure, my picture is way oversimplified, but anyway, all this stuff is governed by the law of physics - resonances, masses, tensions, energy transfer and dissipation and so on... :cool: