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I was wondering if beech would be suitable for necks, i plan to laminate the neck anyways, thing is, ic an't seem to find maple in spain, and this is annoying...anyways, i aven't found much info about beech on the net and wanted to hear your opinions, thanks guys

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Hmmm. Might be worth a try - beech is the standard material for european wooden bodied planes. It takes a very nice shine just by burnishing with shavings, and it's very hard and close grained.

I don't know about the stability, but it seems unlikely that an unstable wood would get used so widely for plane bodies.

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hell i'd even laminate Korina and Mahogany!! i sure as hell don't want any movement ! hehehe, so far what it seems i can get here are Beech, Sapele and Mahogany. I've worked extensively with mahogany and purpleheart, so i wanna build a warlock and a rhoads with a maple/ alder combo, but i don't think i can find any of those woods in spain...the guys at the woodshop i went to told me those woods are not popular here...btw they will be thru bodies neck

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Burns used to make necks out of beech. Never played one, so I can't say anything about the sound.

Beech is very heavy so there is a risk that the guitar will be neck heavy. I did a 5-string clam shell type bass body out of beech and it was really heavy even with all the chanmbers.

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i was gonna shoot you an email ,Swedish Luthier, i read about that bass, and have gathered some info on beech and it seems it's best suited for bodies, I can't seem to find any dealers in Spain who would sell maple, and wanted to ask you if you could sell me some for a neck thru guitar? Thanks a lot

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I'll PM you

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