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post Oct 11 2008, 01:23 PM
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Question 1:
I'm thinking about buying an Ibanez RG1570 and I noticed it had a 5pc Wizard Maple/Walnut neck. I was wondering what this means, what part of the neck is walnut, what part is maple and what does 5 piece stand for?

Question 2:
I'm not really sure because I couldn't find a lot of info on these necks, but I think I read somewhere that this is an unfinished neck (or lightly oiled neck). According to Warmoth (Link) both walnut and maple necks require a finish to resist moisture related warping and twisting. So is it safe to play this and does it require any special maintenance?


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post Oct 11 2008, 01:29 PM
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5 piece means the neck is made up of 5 pieces that are glued together. the light pieces are is maple while the dark pieces are walnut. The walnut pieces are very thin tho, so calling them pieces are a bit wrong IMO, they're more like wafers.

The prestige necks have a satin finish that is made up of poly clear I believe, so you won't have to worry about any moisture getting into the wood.


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post Oct 11 2008, 01:38 PM
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1: Five piece neck means that the neck is consists of 5 pieces of wood glued together to achieve a better tone by using more wood types. In you case it's a maple neck with two walnut pieces in between. Like on this picture:

http://www.lifeismusic.co.uk/Products/vide...zard%20neck.jpg

2: The neck has a natrual finish so that you can see and feel the wood. No special maintenace needed


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post Oct 12 2008, 01:08 PM
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Thanks for the replies guys, I'm glad that it's a finished neck. So I won't have to worry about that. I'll probably buy this guitar soon smile.gif


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post Oct 13 2008, 08:57 AM
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I think its actually done for strength. With the laminations they can change the direction of the grain and it provides a stronger neck.


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