TI4-1009 wrote: Tiger didn't really have wings- wings are on a neck-through guitar. Tiger has a set neck on a two-piece bookmatched body.
waldo041 wrote:Negative, Tiger began as a neck through and then it was decided that the configuration was not going to work, so the wings were cut off. ~waldo
TI4-1009 wrote:waldo041 wrote:Negative, Tiger began as a neck through and then it was decided that the configuration was not going to work, so the wings were cut off. ~waldo
I always wondered about that- do we know why it wouldn't work? Was there something about the swimming pool and buffer routes that made the neck-through impractical- or impossible? Something structural? Or cosmetic? They started down the neck-through path but then realized they had to go to a set neck. I thought I remembered something about they went a little too far routing the pickup pool and went through the back (or it got too thin) and that's why the decorative oval is there. If that's true maybe it was a structural thing? If you lose too much of the neck do you lose any benefit of "neck through"?
TI4-1009 wrote:Thanks Thomas. I had read that before but was still a little confused. So it was started as a neck-through, but then you realized the neck/wing border would break up the visual "continuity" on the top and back, so you made up a center section to match the wings but it still wasn't a perfect match so you filled in the seams with the brass runners to cover the visual disconnect between the center block and the wings?
Thomas Lieber wrote:Yes, you are correct sir! And having personally drawn the oils from the Cocobolo and Vermilion prior to laminating the body components, I can tell you that the body core was cut out, making the wings hollow!
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