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Philly Q

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« Reply #15 on: April 29, 2013, 10:43:44 PM »
Wow, a quilt veneer on the headstock!

The placement of the Fender logo is rather bizarre, but what the hell.
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« Reply #16 on: April 29, 2013, 11:59:29 PM »
Brass nut, veneered headstock, logo on the wrong place is indeed a little strange.
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2013, 11:57:11 AM »
are we sure its veener? some of the shading on the side of the headstock looks like it lines up with the quilt. could be an illusion..?

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yngwie likes a brass nut. probably rolls off the highs very slightly. they were all the rage in the 80s apparently, so i like this cool old skool touch :) i have some brass strat saddles from that period i'm similarly partial to.
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« Reply #18 on: April 30, 2013, 12:10:17 PM »
are we sure its veener? some of the shading on the side of the headstock looks like it lines up with the quilt. could be an illusion..?

I can't see the picture now I'm in work, but I'd be surprised if it's not a veneer, I've never seen a quilt maple neck.  Flame yes, birdseye yes, quilt no! 

I don't know why, maybe it would be prone to warping?  I've often heard it said that a plain flatsawn or quartersawn neck is prefereable to one with lots of figuring.
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« Reply #19 on: April 30, 2013, 09:45:23 PM »
2 reasons to avoid quilted necks.

1) its generally from a softer species than the usual maple used for necks.

2) the grain pattern of quilt can mean very few grain lines make it from one end of the neck to the other.  it undulates massively following those pretty   waves.  If you imagine wood cells/grain alignment in the neck being like the surface of a body of water then  straight maple would be a flat pond, flamed would be a rippling sea, quilted would be the perfect storm.   

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« Reply #20 on: April 30, 2013, 11:07:55 PM »
Nice analogy Wez!  :D
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« Reply #21 on: May 01, 2013, 11:18:20 AM »
Very nice looking guitar.  Both familiar and a little different :)

I think the headstock is a veneer, the fretboard and neck appear to be birdseye maple
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