Gecko Neck Woods

All standard Gecko bass necks feature 5-piece laminated construction, 35" scale and 24 fret fingerboards. Each neck has been fine sanded, and dipped in a penetrating sealer, ready for final spray finishing. Through holes are drilled .551" (14mm) for Gotoh tuning machines. Neck mounting holes are also predrilled. #2069A frets are installed (.110" wide x .050" tall.) A black truss rod cover and screws are provided. Please see the paint & finish section for finishing options.

Laminate Woods
Maple/Purpleheart Neck Laminate            Wenge/Bubinga Neck Laminate   
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum):

This is the traditional Fender neck wood. Dense, hard and strong, offering great sustain and stability. The tone is bright. Maple must be finished to protect from warping We use flat sawn maple though quarter sawn may be available at an additional cost.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Purpleheart (Peltogyne pubesens):

Generally this wood is used as an accent line in laminated necks. The purple like color is striking. A very hard dense wood. Similar to Bubinga in its good bass tone. A specialty wood that can be used for necks and fingerboards.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Wenge (Millettia laurentii):

A black hard wood with chocolate brown stripes. Very hard, coarser textured wood with open grain. This wood makes awesome bass necks with strong midrange tones and warm lows. Combine it with an ebony fretboard for more brightness. Used primarily as Neck shafts but may also be used as a coarse fretboard. This wood is usually played raw. No Finish required.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei):

A very strong stiff wood used primarily for bass necks and in laminations. Used by Rickenbacker for fretboards. As a bass neck, it brings bright midrange and a thick well defined bottom.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Gecko Fingerboard Woods
Hard Maple (Acer saccharum):

This is the traditional Fender neck wood. Dense, hard and strong, offering great sustain and stability. The tone is bright. Maple must be finished to protect from warping We use flat sawn maple though quarter sawn may be available at an additional cost.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Ebony (Diospyros melanoxylon):

This is black ebony. Very hard, smooth and fast feeling that has a bright, long sustaining tone. Chocolate brown or dark gray streaks are not uncommon. Available primarily as fingerboards and occasionally for full neck construction.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Pau Ferro (Machaerium villosum):

Relatively new as a fingerboard wood but very well suited to this purpose. Very smooth texture similar to ebony. Tonally brighter than rosewood but not as bright as ebony. Color varies from light tan to a darker coffee color. Usually quarter sawn to show nice striping. Primarily a fingerboard wood though occasionally available for necks as well.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards

Bubinga (Guibourtia demeusei):

A very strong stiff wood used primarily for bass necks and in laminations. Used by Rickenbacker for fretboards. As a bass neck, it brings bright midrange and a thick well defined bottom.

*Used for both necks and fingerboards