Originally Posted by Weazel
Well, I guess there's no Golden Rule without exception:-) (my experience posted to exemplify)
Ya there's always exceptions as you say, but until you qualify your results I'm not sure we could call your experience an exception - do you know the difference between flat, rift and quartered? is your experiment based on any controls?
Empirical data collected over 100's of years (not just my opinion or 35+ years of experience) show that a true flat sawn neck will move predominately across the width of the fretboard while a quartered neck will move predominately within it's thickness - you don't need to be a rocket scientist to see then that a flat sawn neck will in general show more fret sprout than a quartersawn neck - but last time I mentioned this here the response was not too great...looks similar this time, suppose I should have learned but I just can't help responding when I'm called out by someone who apparently still has a ways to go in the learning department...