Questions about quarter sawn and Flat sawn

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by cegrant, Jul 19, 2009.

  1. cegrant


    Apr 4, 2009
    Buford, GA
    Are the new Fender American Standard 5 string basses quarter sawn or flat sawn necks.

    Secondly, has anyone had experience with Melancon Basses from Louisiana?
  2. Jason Brown

    Jason Brown

    May 1, 2000
    SLC, UT
    The American Standards are flat sawn. To my knowledge, only the Fender Custom Shop uses quartersawn.

    I've never heard of Melancon.
  3. newbold


    Sep 21, 2008
    Quartersawn necks are now a 'luxury' while they should be standard IMO.

    Old instruments, USA Lakland and G&L...

    the Eric Johnson Strat has a quartersawn neck.

    If i understand correctly, Quartersawn necks are one advantage of 'lawsuit era' japanese copies often had over their American counterparts.

    High end vintage ibanez?
  4. Do a "quartersawn" archive search ;)
  5. smuhhh


    Jul 12, 2009
    It is a much more wasteful method... but i hear ya.