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Offline enigma

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First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« on: August 26, 2013, 01:49:52 PM »
Howdy all...

I recently acquired an N4, built in 2009. It was new old stock due to a scratch on the trem cavity cover. Basically it's a brand new guitar, having never been sold before.
The figure on the body is really nice, but the thing that i'm interested to know is how often Washburn used birdseye maple necks on ash bodied guitars.
Anyone have any ideas?

I appreciate the responses, so thanks in advance.

Cheers!

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Re: First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2013, 01:51:19 PM »
I should probably say that it does have the ebony fretboard, and not a maple one.
Hope this helps!

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Re: First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2013, 08:39:32 PM »
I have a couple N5s with birdseye maple necks. It's likely they just had it in stock and that's what they used. Almost all N4s have maple necks. The exceptions are the padauk models.
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Re: First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2013, 11:28:21 PM »
My Sapele N4 has a Sapele neck as well
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Re: First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« Reply #4 on: November 14, 2013, 12:07:03 PM »
 My Korina 2.0 has a Korina neck. Maybe the rare wood models tend to keep to the same wood all through?
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Re: First post...birdseye maple neck on swamp ash N4?
« Reply #5 on: November 14, 2013, 07:55:56 PM »
I think that some people don't realize how many different woods were used on N4s,  Maple ,Koa, Mahagony, Korina, sapele, alder, Swamp Ash
Padauk, Black Limba, to name a few
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