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Torrefied Maple Electric Guitar Neck Blanks

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Plain

Item # 5140
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$49.30

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AAA

Item # 5141
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$83.95

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AAAA

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Torrefied Maple Electric Guitar Neck Blanks

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Torrefied wood is becoming very popular with guitar builders, because of its stability, tone and its vintage golden color.

Torrefaction: the advantages of vintage wood
One of the great things about a really old instrument is the way the wood has aged over decades. It becomes a little drier and denser, and much more dimensionally stable. And aging darkens the color beautifully. When they can get it, builders love to use wood salvaged from very old buildings, for example.

The qualities of these rare aged woods are successfully recreated by heating wood in a low-oxygen environment using a kiln—a difficult process called Torrefaction. This torrefied wood has the color, dimensional stability and other advantages of those long-aged woods that are so hard to come by.

“For years I've wanted to use figured maple for bass necks however I was always concerned that figured maple might be too unstable over time. Torrefied wood is so stable that I now offer figured maple bass necks with no fear of warping or twisting.”
—Roger Sadowsky

We offer these neck blanks in three grades of torrefied maple:
Plain unfigured grain
AAA figured maple
AAAA highly figured maple

Each blank is designed to have a separate fingerboard attached after construction of the neck. Flatsawn, 15/16" x 4" x 30" (23.81mm x 101.60mm x 762mm).

Stewart-MacDonald's online instructions "Neck Construction Tips and Techniques" include tips for adding headstock "ears," routing for a truss rod, laminating a classical guitar heel, and more.


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Neck Construction Tips and Techniques

An overview of neck construction tips and techniques.

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Great!!!

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I bought a 4 A flame blank, it is a very stable wood, but if not familiarized with torrefied wood, please work it with extreme care, it tends to chip out very easy, almost like if it were charcoal! it smells fantastic and it sands pretty well. Highly recommended to build very stable necks!!!

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A nice surprise

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I ordered two blanks of plain torrefied maple and what came had some really nice figure! I'm assuming the higher grades of flame would be more consistent and more pronounced, but I'm really happy with this. The customers will pleased too!

Overall the blanks were well dressed and close to true. Plenty of material to work with for a neck with seperate fingerboard.
The colour in the photos is pretty accurate, not as dark as other torrefied maple I've encountered.



StewMac PDF Catalog, page 80 See Torrefied Maple Electric Guitar Neck Blanks
on page 80 of our StewMac Digital Catalog