Figured Necks

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Figured Necks

Post by slomomarc » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:41 am

Here's the "Birdseye Maple" neck on my 61' Jazzmaster, I've never been a fan of figured necks but i've come to love this one!
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Post by fullerplast » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:48 am

That's damn sweet!  :-*
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Post by dinosaur » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:51 am

I'm the same way.  Never really been a fan, but  my 1959 JM neck is figured, though less than yours, and I've grown to like it.  Still couldn't handle it without a rosewood board though. 

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Post by andrewaward » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:08 am

I like figured necks - and thats a really nice 61  Marc :?

Here is 2 figured necks - the first 2 pics are the same neck, a refin'd 61 with unorig (and not correct) decal.
The 3rd pic is a 62 neck, all original.

Dinosaur - any pics?

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Post by dinosaur » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:40 am

Andrew - I don't have any good pics of the neck at the moment, but here are two less-than-great headstock shots that I already have hosted.  Rough idea anyway.

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Post by andrewaward » Thu Dec 21, 2006 10:54 am

Nice - very clean looking as well .......

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Post by daydreamdelay » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:41 pm

nothing wrong with a little character, i like!  :)

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Post by Jay » Thu Dec 21, 2006 2:56 pm

I love the vintage necks with the birdseye maple...  the flamey stuff not quite as much.  I also find it interesting that these guitars just randomly made it out of the factory with various levels of figuring.  Anyway... that's a great neck.  Me jealous.
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Post by lalalandstudios » Thu Dec 21, 2006 7:45 pm

I've had a bunch of old Fenders, but none more flamey than this 63 white JM. Most Fender maple is pretty boring, but not this one (not that I particularly go for the fancy stuff....)

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Post by i love sharin foo » Thu Dec 21, 2006 8:02 pm

lalalandstudios wrote: I've had a bunch of old Fenders, but none more flamey than this 63 white JM. Most Fender maple is pretty boring, but not this one (not that I particularly go for the fancy stuff....)

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I LOVE the look of that neck! I think the figuring on maple necks looks WAY better with a yellowed finish. The stark, brighter color of an unstained/tinted neck doesn't look as good with figuring IMO. None of mine have any figuring  :(

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Re: Figured Necks

Post by Mr M » Fri Dec 22, 2006 12:41 pm

strange but i saw a squire 51 the other day with very light birds eye maple finger board! i said WTF?

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Re: Figured Necks

Post by Yannic » Fri Dec 22, 2006 4:43 pm

the neck on my CIJ jazzmaster has a very faint flame. I really like it, it jsut gives it a little extra. Don't have pictures of it, but I don't think i can actually capture this on camera. Perhaps I'll give it a try after the holidays.
Btw, very nice necks. I didn't realized that fenders had such neck, most of the flamey guitars I've seen are over the tops PRS's, Les Pauls and the like. So I've kinda devolped the idea that flamey necks are only found on those over the top guitars, which I find horrible.
Looks nice on a fender though  :-[

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Post by flatfiver » Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:58 pm

Mr M wrote: strange but i saw a squire 51 the other day with very light birds eye maple finger board! i said WTF?
I've been seeing a lot of Squiers with flamed maple necks lately, including one of the 3/4 Minis!
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Re: Figured Necks

Post by berlinbetty » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:40 am

  I bought a sunburst Squier '51 because it had a birdseye fingerboard.  Pretty nice one, too.  I thought it might be a mistake or collectible, but I'm hearing more and more people having "sightings" so who knows...
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Re: Figured Necks

Post by Mr M » Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:45 am

berlinbetty wrote:   I bought a sunburst Squier '51 because it had a birdseye fingerboard.  Pretty nice one, too.  I thought it might be a mistake or collectible, but I'm hearing more and more people having "sightings" so who knows...
yeah i was thinking, it is a really good way to get people to buy them!

i bet it doesn't cost fender much more money at all, it's really a great selling point!

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