#168664  by Jblue76
 Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:20 am
Bob, did you hear or feel any difference between this guitar and a traditional wolf that you’d attribute to the set neck? I am most curious about this. Also, I’m guessing the maple core may have a little more bite and brightness than the purple heart core— is that the case?

Thanks!
Jordan
 #168695  by augustwest1
 Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:31 pm
Jblue76 wrote:
Mon Nov 23, 2020 7:20 am
Bob, did you hear or feel any difference between this guitar and a traditional wolf that you’d attribute to the set neck? I am most curious about this. Also, I’m guessing the maple core may have a little more bite and brightness than the purple heart core— is that the case?


Good questions. The carve on the heels of each guitar is a little different, and if you're really focusing on it, I guess they feel a little different in the hand. But both necks meet the body at the same point, so the overall feel of the guitars, the balance, and the access to the higher frets feels identical (to me). I'd say six of one, half dozen of the other.

In terms of tone, I went back and forth between thinking there was maybe some slight difference -- maybe -- and none at all. I did make an "a/b" video of two guitars hoping to make a side-by-side comparison, but I'm afraid the mic in my pocket digital camera isn't really up to the task. Still, if you want to hear it for yourself:

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 #168696  by Jblue76
 Tue Nov 24, 2020 4:57 pm
Ya, I also find it hard to capture or hear any real subtleties on my phone, not that it stops me trying! I’ve always wondered about the subtle harmonic differences with different kinds of necks, the way vibrations transfer and the impact that has on how ‘alive’ an instrument sounds. I guess post covid I’ll have to get together with Neil and do a little A/Bing of my own! Nice playing by the way— love the bendy sort of theme Jerry develops in there.
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