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what wood for the neck

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by dooft11, Sep 27, 2005.

  1. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    dear all, i just brought a nicely looking jazz bass body from our beloved jja412
    and now i have to get it a neck.
    I intended to put up a lined fretless. so what is your suggestion for the neck wood to match with the s ash body?
    wenge? maple? or what else
    for fingerboard, i may go for ebony.
    Please flow some suggestion :hyper: :help:
  2. JimmyM


    Apr 11, 2005
    Apopka, FL
    Endorsing: Ampeg Amps, EMG Pickups
    That's ash? Looks more like a curly maple top to me. Couldn't tell what the wood under the top was. Maybe that's ash, huh?

    Anyway, don't worry about it matching. If you can get any fretless neck you want for it, then I would definitely go with ebony. Ebony is the most hard and rugged wood you can use on a fretless, especially if you want to use roundwound strings.
  3. dooft11

    dooft11 Supporting Member

    Dec 30, 2003
    yeah! agree, and the dark colour can go with the top pretty well too.
    So whats about the neck wood. will wenge bring some mid?