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> Quartersawn Timber., An explanation.
Sensible Jones
post Sep 22 2017, 06:56 PM
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We've all heard the term but I bet most of us don't know the exact process. I have tried to explain it verbally (and written) quite a few times to people but not always with any amount of success.
Anyway, here is an animation which explains it brilliantly:-



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post Sep 22 2017, 08:08 PM
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Interesting, thank you Mr Jones smile.gif


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post Sep 22 2017, 09:10 PM
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Great vid! Thanks for the share smile.gif Does a great job explaining what a quarter sawn neck is made from. Ibanez necks that started life as 17mm at the nut from this method did have some stability issues due to the fact that they were just so thin. As a result, Ibanez started using the 'Skunk stripe" of darker wood like Bubinga, which is a much stronger wood, to help keep the neck from warping under stress. Eventually Ibanez figured out that they were going to need to start using Titanium support rods on either side of the truss rod to allow for maxium stability without causing significant weight shift on the guitar. My current fave Ibby in my collection has the rods and is quarter sawn.


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My original Wizard Neck on my RG550 doesn't have the skunk stripe or the support rods and is much more prone to warping. It's got a bit more curve/bow to it for sure. It's almost expected from these guitars of this era. The 3570 has all the playability but none of the stability issues which is great smile.gif

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