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    Default Gibson mandocello one piece and two piece necks

    Hi all, I asked this a couple days ago in CBOM but have only had one reply so far. Forgive me for posting the same twice.

    When did Gibson make the change in mandocello neck construction?

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    Default Re: Gibson mandocello one piece and two piece necks

    Off the top of my head I don't know the answer but I don't think there are two piece necks. I think technically they are three piece necks because there is a thin center strip in there as well. If I am wrong let me know.

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    Default Re: Gibson mandocello one piece and three piece necks

    Quote Originally Posted by goaty76 View Post
    Off the top of my head I don't know the answer but I don't think there are two piece necks. I think technically they are three piece necks because there is a thin center strip in there as well. If I am wrong let me know.

    Phil
    Well don't I feel silly!

    Obviously three piece. And that's just the sort of thing I get wound up about.

    At least I got it right when I asked in CBOM.
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    Default Re: Gibson mandocello one piece and two piece necks

    I couldn't find the thread on a cursory search, but I seem to remember that many of the pre-truss rod Gibson mandolins look like they have a 3-piece neck, but it is not a true 3-piece lamination, just a sort of inlaid strip down the back of the neck. If I'm wrong, I hope somebody with more knowledge sets me straight.

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    Default Re: Gibson mandocello one piece and two piece necks

    Thanks John. If that's the case, when did truss rods come in?
    I know the headstock is three piece.

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    Default Re: Gibson mandocello one piece and two piece necks

    Gibson patented the truss rod in '21.
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