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    Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    All other things being equal, I presume a 3-piece maple neck would sound a tad brighter and be more consistent (harder) then a mahogny neck? Am I right? The reason I ask is I have a `79 with a maple neck that I havent needed to adjust the trussrod on in 20 years, and I am wondering how it would have sounded with a mahogny neck.
    Last edited by lare65; 07-15-20 at 03:24 PM.

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    Your description mirrors my experience, although my guitar is a
    Les Paul Custom with a maple neck and ebony board.
    A hard rock machine! Tight and focused.

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    Quote Originally Posted by lare65 View Post
    All other things being equal, I presume a 3-piece maple neck would sound a tad brighter and be more consistent (harder) then a mahogny neck? Am I right? The reason I ask is I have a `79 with a maple neck that I havent needed to adjust the trussrod on in 20 years, and I am wondering how it would have sounded with a mahogny neck.
    I bet if you swapped out the the humbuckings for a couple of FilterTron's it'd sound more like a Gretsch Duo Jet. Gretsch has almost always used Maple necks..

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    Although some (not all) Gretsch Firebird have maple neck, all the Duo-jet, Silver-Jet, Round -Up, 6121 I have seen have mahogany neck.

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    Quote Originally Posted by poor man's burst View Post
    Although some (not all) Gretsch Firebird have maple neck, all the Duo-jet, Silver-Jet, Round -Up, 6121 I have seen have mahogany neck.
    Yeah, You’re right! It’s been a good 15-20 years since I owned one. I have 1960 Gretsch Chet Atkins Country Gentleman & a 62 & 64 Country Club‘s. They all have 3 piece maple/walnut necks..!

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    A lot fewer headstock breaks too.
    "There's only two things wrong with you, and that's your face." - Greg Koch

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    Re: Maple- vs mahogny neck on es 335?

    Thanks for your replies guys. I allways found this particular es335 with maple neck a bit lacking of something that my Gibsons with mahogny necks had. I thought it was the maple neck but I was wrong. I converted the guitar to abr-1 and aluminum stoptail and yes, now she sings the way I like.

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