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In guitar neck through construction, the neck of the instrument is made up of a sandwich of wood that extends beyond the fretboard to form the central part of the body.

Frudua Octabass 8 strings. The wide neck is made of maple and purple heart while the
two body "wings" are made of maple and tuya root.

In the neck through neck, the vibration of the string reaches the bridge without interruption, spreading along the wood sandwich that makes up the neck, starting from the nut to the bridge and to the end of the body.

This sandwich is made of various very rigid woods glued longitudinally to each other and is often also reinforced by carbon fibre bars because, not being replaceable in case of breakage, the neck must be as strong and reliable as possible.

All this, including the fact that the vibration of the string travels UNINTERRUPTED from the nut to the bridge, increases the stiffness of the neck by smoothing the note and increasing the sustain.

In this type of bass, the body is made up of two "wings", in turn composed of one or more woods of different thicknesses, which are glued to the side of the neck.

Birdseye top plate.

For more information on the constructions and woods selection on NT basses please read here.

Galeazzo Frudua

Galeazzo Frudua

As a luthier and guitar making and repair teacher, since 1988 he has built making more than 350 boutique guitars and basses priced from 2,900 to 5,600 Euros and repaired and customized thousands of stringed instruments. His instruments and amplifiers are used by flagship artists, such as Chick Corea, Peter Gabriel, Ennio Morricone, Carl Verheyen. He owns two YouTube channels—where he teaches music—that count up to 40 millions views and almost 200.000 subscribers.

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