Neck Choice

Building a guitar takes a great amount of time, skill, and effort. Like every other component in your guitar, the neck wood you select will affect the sound, weight, feel and look of your instrument. Why start with anything less than great wood?

Using the best tone woods is essential to building a guitar or bass with the best quality sound, look, and feel. The guitar neck woods we offer are hand selected to produce superior results.

Electric and Acoustic Guitar Neck Blanks

Guitars vary greatly in sound, look, and playability. Different designs, quality of craftsmanship, electronics, and choice of woods make them sound, look and feel different from one another. It's the luthiers' goal to combine the best of these elements to create the next masterpiece. A good stiff, resonant neck with a silky feel is an important component. Our guitar neck tonewoods help make that goal a reality.

Great Neck Wood = Great Guitar

Tonewood is the term generally used to designate wood with desirable and consistent resonant qualities, used in the making of musical instruments. The tonewood selected for a solid body guitar neck is an important factor in the way it sounds. Each tonewood species and cut has its own unique characters.

  • The wood species and cut of the guitar neck affects its tone
  • The wood density affects the tone and weight of your guitar
  • The wood colors, patterns, figuring, and chatoyance affect the appearance of your guitar
  • The sap viability affects the tonal quality of your guitar
  • The way the tonewood is cured will affect the tone, look, and structural stability of your guitar
  • The amount it's played will affect the tone of your guitar (the more, the better)

We consider the finest guitar neck tonewoods to be those with superior projection and sustain, and without weak or bright spots within the tonal range. Many of the wood species from the US Pacific NW meet these criteria and more. Some were well known by luthiers, but others, like Myrtlewood, Claro, Franquette & Bastogne Walnut, Port Orford Cedar, Redwood, Pistachio, Olive, Osage Orange, and Douglas Fir are just now gaining notoriety.

Healthy forests are vital to all of us, for many reasons. We must preserve these precious resources for future generations. To that end, Oregon Wild Wood strives to provide only salvaged wood, trunks, and stumps left behind from old timber harvests, trees that have died and/or must be removed, trees from commercial groves that become unproductive, and even wood salvaged from old buildings and structures. Your next guitar can be a source of pride in yet another way.

Make your next guitar one of a kind. Every luthier set and neck sold by Oregon Wild Wood is visually unique and distinctive - even sets within the same species vary greatly in color, contrast, and figuring. You'll find the largest online selection of guitar top sets woods available - all special in their own right. All are exotic, beautiful, unique, and superior. Each set and neck is individually pictured giving you the opportunity to choose the perfect elements for your next guitar.

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