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Can you identify the neck wood ?

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Hello everybody !

I recently bought quite an old Schecter PJ bass which is with my "guitar doc" at the moment to get a new brass nut and new frets.

The body is made from Koa but I am not really sure what the neck is made of. Unfortunately only the serial number and not the "article number" is branded in the neck heel as you can see on the attached pictures.

I am tending towards Cocobolo but I am not sure.

Is there anyone around, maybe with a luthier background, who can help me with identifiying the wood ?

I attached one page of an old catalog which lists all possibilities.

Thank you very much,
Dan

 

Schecter Fretboard.jpg

Schecter Hals Back 2.jpg

Schecter Hals Back.jpg

Schecter Hals Front.jpg

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It's beautiful.!!!. But I doubt there is any luthier on the planet that can tell what wood it is from some pictures. Ive seen rosewood that looks like cocobolo. Its wood. All grain in certain species is different, depends on the tree that it was cut from.. I have a Sei Jazz that I know has a brazilian rosewood fret board, and it doesn't look like Brazilian rosewood. 

 

Like I said that is a beautiful neck wood. Its a one piece neck I presume.? It certainly looks like Cocobolo with that swirl in the grain.

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I'm definitely not an expert but i'd expect cocobolo having more contrast between veins. Walnut ? Beautiful anyway

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Looks nice. It could be a type of rosewood. Its not walnut or wenge.

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Looks like Pau Ferro to me 

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My take would be pau ferro or walnut. The headstock back/front looks a lot like my walnut winged Spectors but the neck takes more after my pau ferro boards. 

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Looks a bit like those all Rosewood necks from Musicman.

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Whatever it is, it's beautiful!  Those old Schecter's are fantastic quality.

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To the OP - why is it important that you identify the wood that neck is made out of?

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1 hour ago, BigRedX said:

To the OP - why is it important that you identify the wood that neck is made out of?

Hi

Well, it is not important but I prefer to know what my instruments are made of.

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Looks lush! Got any full frontal pics of the whole bass?

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1 hour ago, DanTM said:

Hi

Well, it is not important but I prefer to know what my instruments are made of.

Why?

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37 minutes ago, BigRedX said:

Why?

Why not? 

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36 minutes ago, ped said:

Why not? 

Because it doesn't really matter.

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1 minute ago, BigRedX said:

Because it doesn't really matter.

So? Still interesting, isn't it? Does playing bass matter? We're here to have fun, right?!

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I have a full rosewood neck which looks similar. But I am in no way qualified to comment. I would like to see the body. It sounds like a very good looking combo. I am shallow enough to be a sucker for a good looking combination. 

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