New For 2021
Introducing our Wildwood series of thru-neck eMandos.
Every build features a multi-laminate thru-body neck & smooth carved heel allowing optimum upper fret access with a Wenge centre seam & English Ash body wings, fixed bridges, zebra coiled humbucking pickups, offset dot fret markers, 2mm fret wire, handcut bone nut, Switchcraft jack socket, shielded control cavity and satin nitro cellulose finish as standard.
We are currently able to offer these models in both 4 & 5 string 'super-strat' design but custom options are also available.
Thru-neck designs are inherently stronger than a bolt on and are far less likely to be affected by temperature & humidity changes.
Due to the nature of neck-through instruments, they tend to have better craftsmanship than their bolt-on counterparts.
It takes time to make these instruments, and doing it wrong can potentially ruin the entire project, which is why you typically see neck-through-body options on more expensive instruments, like high-end production models and custom shop designs.
For mass-produced guitars, bolt-on is much easier and cost-effective to make compared to neck-through-body, and this is why it’s the preferred choice for many manufacturers and millions of consumers.
Unfortunately, this can also mean that those guitars don’t have as much attention to detail and care than neck-through models.
However, this isn’t always the case, and it’s highly dependent on the models that you’re comparing. Neck-through guitars are almost always more expensive than a bolt-on one that is at a similar level. The same goes for comparing neck-through vs. set-neck.
This is because of the craftsmanship mentioned before and the time it takes for a luthier to make one. With bolt-on guitars, attaching the neck onto the guitar is quite straightforward, and it doesn’t take nearly as much work to put together.
Additionally, the parts don’t need to be made and assembled at the same spot, but that’s not the case with neck-throughs.
You’re paying extra for the look, consistency, and quality that comes from the attention that making a neck-through requires, and that’s why you’ll typically see this kind of work on mid-to-high-end instruments.