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mstreck

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I've been looking around for a Les Paul... man, that's hard for a die-hard Fender guy to admit... and I have found a few that have interested me.

 

But what is the difference between a set neck and a bolt-on as far as tone is concerned? Or is the difference mainly in the craftmanship and/or longevity of the guitar?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

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Originally posted by mstreck:

I've been looking around for a Les Paul... man, that's hard for a die-hard Fender guy to admit... and I have found a few that have interested me.

 

But what is the difference between a set neck and a bolt-on as far as tone is concerned? Or is the difference mainly in the craftmanship and/or longevity of the guitar?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Not sure sustain maybe.I just bought a standard

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Back to the necks originally questioned.

 

Originally posted by mstreck:

But what is the difference between a set neck and a bolt-on as far as tone is concerned? Or is the difference mainly in the craftmanship and/or longevity of the guitar?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Don't know about tone, per se, but most people feel a set neck offers superior sustain. Same with neck-through construction. Shouldn't affect longevity as long as its properly cared for. I've heard bolt ons are supposedly easier to make, therefore less expensive.
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Originally posted by billster:

Back to the necks originally questioned.

 

Originally posted by mstreck:

But what is the difference between a set neck and a bolt-on as far as tone is concerned? Or is the difference mainly in the craftmanship and/or longevity of the guitar?

 

Thanks,

 

Mike

Don't know about tone, per se, but most people feel a set neck offers superior sustain. Same with neck-through construction. Shouldn't affect longevity as long as its properly cared for. I've heard bolt ons are supposedly easier to make, therefore less expensive.
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Originally posted by guitar geezer:

Yes...The set neck is supposed to generate more sustain than a bolt on.........and

 

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Originally posted by mstreck:

And speaking of necks... nice avatar!

Woe, woe!! don't get everybody started on the offensive necks err avatar thing again.

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A set neck generally yeilds more sustain and a smoother sound. Also seems to bump the mids.

 

A bolt on is usually brighter with a more percussive attack.

 

Of course the way the rest of the guitar is constructed can effect this.

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