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« on: June 22, 2010, 02:10:01 PM »

Roger or Rob,

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ABOUT OUR ROASTED MAPLE

Sadowsky Guitars has always taken pride in the quality and stability of our neck wood. We are now pleased to offer "roasted maple" necks for an unprecedented level of stability. Maple necks and boards are placed in a special oven after normal kiln dying. The wood is roasted at temperatures ranging from 180º to 220º Celsius. The result of this treatment is wood that is significantly more resistant to moisture changes than regular maple. With this increased stability, the "roasted maple" process enables us to offer figured maple neck blanks for the first time in our three decades of instrument making. It would be a recommended option for players who reside in areas of extreme humidity (low or high), or who travel a lot through variable climates, as well as players who desire a figured maple neck for aesthetic reasons.

http://www.sadowsky.com/stock/pop/roasted_maple.html

 


This is awesome!  Do these come in vintage tint or natural or other colors?




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« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2010, 02:45:27 PM »

Whoa that roasted birdseye maple neck on the in stock page is AMAZING!!

http://sadowsky.com/stock/stock_images/nyc/additional/5592/5592_neck_lg.jpg
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« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2010, 10:34:24 PM »

Are there plans to offer roasted flamed maple necks along with the birdseye?

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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2010, 03:45:09 AM »

I have no words for this:

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2010, 02:45:58 AM »

I have two for you.... just right! 

It's like the perfect balance of that maple tone with the added coolness of a darker wood.  I have no idea what to do with myself now!
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« Reply #5 on: June 26, 2010, 04:20:14 AM »

Yeah, that roasted, figured neck is off the charts!
I happened to be on the computer when the stock update was sent...all I could think was thank God I don't play 5 string, or else I would have dialed Kevin as quick as possible to get that thing.
Just stunning, front and back.
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2010, 09:54:02 AM »

Just wondering besides humidity does the roasting change the tone at all? asking cause I really don't know how the tone would change better/worse
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2010, 10:24:13 AM »

I am not prepared to make any tonal claims just yet.  All the roasted neck instruments so far have sounded great.  All of my instincts tell me the dryer, lighter wood following roasting should only have a positive effect on the tone.   But I have not had the opportunity to try two necks (one roasted, one regular) on the same instrument yet.

I will leave the hype to others:
http://www.ernieball.com/email/roasted_maple/index.html

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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2010, 12:29:18 PM »

I can't wait for the nutjobs to start debating about which oven is best for roasting.
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2010, 12:42:53 PM »

haha lol. I was just wondering because all I was hearing was hype but no definitive on any of the information. I was just trying to get some more info from here because I plan on coming into the store some time soon and putting in a customer order  Grin .
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« Reply #10 on: August 06, 2010, 12:57:17 PM »

I wouldn't be offering an expensive upcharge if I did not believe it had merits.  I am just not one for excessive hype.

Here are the pros of Roasted Maple:
-Superior resistance to weather changes resulting in a more stable neck
-Enables me to offer figured maple neck blanks---something I was never willing to do before.
-Increased resistance to warping and/or twisting
-Lighter weight of neck which would contribute to improved instrument balance.

Probable pros:
Improved tone and resonance

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« Reply #11 on: August 12, 2010, 10:44:05 PM »

Just when you thought all the improvements were discovered!  Interesting! 
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010, 11:48:48 AM »



I guess this give a whole new meaning to playing when your baked.
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