Jump to content

Redx Oak As A Neck Wood?


Recommended Posts

i was wondering hwo well suited for a neck red oak would be for a neck? i just moved into a hosue and there asre some random lengths of red oak in the basement and they look perfect for a neck so i was wondering if they would suffice? i know oak tends to be a hard wood so i thought it could handle a neck well

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 2 weeks later...

well its not that im too cheap too buy wood i just saw it lying inth e basement so i wanted to give it a whirl and wanted to get some opinions on it thats all...plus i thought it might be a good way to pracice building a neck and not waste money if it comes out crap

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I've used red oak for a laminated neck on a personal guitar project (electric, Washburn Tabu-like thing). It worked out well for me ... but I won't be using it again.

1- it has pores so large, you can park a truck in them

So, you spend a lot of time trying to sand smooth, seal, etc.

2- Its red oak and looks a bit dirty compared to white oak and other woods.

Otherwise, it cut well and I'm not sophisticated enough to tell a tonal difference w/o spending some time making alternate necks and comparing.

-- joe

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...