Neck Construction on Afterburner II
The standard neck wood for the Afterburner II is 5 piece Bubinga. Bubinga is a little heavier and denser than maple, but it has a really nice ring to it and a gorgeous gold/red/brown color. It’s more open grained than maple so feels more “woody” too. We offer a carbon fiber reinforced 5 piece walnut neck as an option. Walnut is lighter and less dense than maple and Bubinga. It’s tone is more open and acoustic-like. The weight savings are significant at 250 grams or more when compared to Bubinga. Walnut is also an open grained wood.
The standard neck wood for the Afterburner II is 5 piece Maple with a Wenge fretboard. Wenge is a fantastic fretboard wood, however if you prefer a different look or feel, any one of our available fretboard woods can be substituted.
For customers preferring a darker neck wood, we offer Wenge as an option. This provides a more “woody” feel, a slightly quicker attack and slightly more present harmonics.
Prices for these options can be found on our price list.