Is there a preferred direction for grain orientation on a slab sawn maple Fender style neck?
In other words, is it better to have the grain rings running concave towards the fingerboard, or the other way, away from the fingerboard? Or is it irrelevant in regards to the structural integrity of the neck?
I know normally slab sawn wood will curl in the opposite path of the direction of the grain, but if properly dried and selected, it normally isn't an issue. In all my years of reading up on this, I've never seen a discussion on it.....