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Discussion in 'Telecaster Discussion Forum' started by martyb1, Oct 30, 2008.
Actually the more I look at it the more I agree.I will do some mock-ups and see what I think
looking good marty... real good!
i'm gona say rosewood, which i would normally never ever say.
On the maple,that is.
Hey marty. I'm not really struck by either of those choices compared to the cocobolo neck. But it's hard to tell looking at pictures instead of seeing the project in person.
I'm wondering how the body would look with an ebony fretboard maybe over a mahogany neck. At least a neck stained to match the back of the guitar. Another nice touch might be a piece of the redwood burl on the face of the head too.
That cocobolo neck is just right for that body.
I like a darker fingerboard on it, but one that is more monochromatic. To use an analogy, the cocobola on that body to me is like wearing a boldly striped shirt with plaid pants ( not that there is anything wrong with that). To me it kind of clashes. Maybe it would be better if it were more quartersawn with straight grain. I'd still lean toward an ebony board, or something stained black to cut back on the figure. Just my 2nd cent.
personally I think any neck combo would work but I am slightly partial to the maple, it picks up the binding color.
if you're going to use the maple neck... i'd use a wooden pickguard.... flame maple...
but... i really liked the cocobolo neck.... i think that it matches the body nicely, and the fret dots are basically the same color as the binding... that ties it all together....
look at us... we sound like a bunch of interior designers talking about what paint would go with the furniture...