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Torrefied Maple Bass Neck Blanks

Torrefied Maple Bass Neck Blanks


Item # 5145
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Item # 5146
In stock, ready to ship!




Item # 5147
In stock, ready to ship!


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Torrefied Maple Bass Neck Blanks

About This Item

At last, figured maple stock with the stability needed for long-scale bass necks! Great for tone, and vintage golden color, too.

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

Planed, unprofiled neck blanks, ready for bandsawing and designed to have a separate fingerboard attached after construction of the neck.

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

Flatsawn, 15/16" x 4-1/2" x 35" (23.81mm x 114.30mm x 889mm).

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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Product Instructions

Neck Construction Tips and Techniques

An overview of neck construction, includes tips for adding headstock "ears," routing for a truss rod, laminating a classical guitar heel and more.

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Top notch piece of wood!


Verified Buyer

I bought both a guitar and a bass neck blank and they both look, smell, and feel amazing! Torrefaction can make lumber vulnerable and fragile to rough machining, but I use both table-mounted routers and a CNC router, and they come out beautifully with a SHARP SPIRAL bit!

Good on ya, StewMac!


The best quality wood.


Verified Buyer

I order 3 of this torrified maple blank,
Wood is high quality and very squared,
This wood have golden color, and very good thing is
they smell very good!