- Dec 12, 2018
that would tell you a tremendous amount about your playing skill and very little about the wood Gibson used to make your guitar ............................................ snort
Now I can say I’ve heard it all. Just play the damn thing. If people spent half as much time practicing as they did worrying about minutia that will never amount to anything there would be a lot more real players out there.
Take a pick axe to it. Doesn’t break the neck? You know you have a good oneback in the day folks mentioned that a large part of a LP guitar tone was derived from the hardness of the neck - which of course is a product of the wood used - its age and how it was treated
My own limited experiments bear this out - having noted that very hard lumber produces a "snappy" quality which is very desirable
now back tracking there were various discussions on this forum along these lines, with several members making statements about their reissues such as :
" The neck wood is so soft I can leave a deep mark in it with my fingernail "
fast forward many years and I am curious if this still holds true - does the Fijian lumber exhibit this softness or does it show the desirable hardness traits
if anyone cares to do this test on their own Historic I would be highly interested in hearing the results in the form of a post to this thread
(basically hold the guitar with the reverse facing you and utilizing your thumb attempt to drive the nail into the back of the neck - then note if a large permanent crescent shaped mark is easily left )