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Why is it better?... quartersawn wood is more stable -- it will move less as humidity and its moisture content change. Plus, it will move in more predictable ways. Flatsawn wood will cup, bow, twist, etc. where as quartersawn will pretty much just shrink and expand slightly. Also (though this isn't really important for a guitar neck), many woods show especially pleasing figure when quartersawn.

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I would like to add that birdseye maple actually shows more figure when it is flatsawn. I have always been hesitant about using flatsawn wood, I now have done just that, however it has been cured very well and reinforced with carbon fiber rods and a pretty thick cocobolo finger board. I specifically used it just to let the birdseye/quilting show more.

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