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Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 6:48 pm
by birddog
Wondering if anybody ever ordered a neck from these people. Looks like you can have it your way, choice of wood, frets, radius & profile, nut width, finish or no finish. Sure you can spend a lot or not really that much and it dosen't come with hardware but seems like a decent way to change a guitar to more of what you want. Made in America.
I know theres Mighty Mite to and they are cheaper and made in Korea but reviews aren't as positive.
I like my cheap Strat but now that the amp is done I'm playing it a bit more and its starting to hurt my hand, its to thin and narrow at the nut.
Seems like for what I want I'd have under $200 in a Warmoth neck and it would be cheaper than buying another axe.

Anybody ?

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 7:13 pm
by bagpipe
I've owned two Warmoth necks - one was a maple fingerboard and the other Rosewood. They are beautiful necks - def an upgrade over a standard Strat. Both of mine had the 59 Roundback carve and that is one honkin' big neck - super comfy, but way bigger than any other Strat neck I had tried. They also both fit straight onto my US Strat without any issues. The Rosewood one had the 10 to 14" compound radius and I found that nice. The maple one had a 7.5" radius and tiny frets - didn't work out for me as well.

They come up used quite often on TheGearPage - thats where I got both of mine. I also have an Allparts neck on my Tele and its really nice too. Lots of options.

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 8:17 pm
by birddog
Thanks for the info bagpipe

Were they pretty decent fret wise of did they need to have the frets leveled ?

Wally

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Wed Nov 11, 2009 9:05 pm
by leftyguitarman
I've been wanting to either get a Boat or 59 Roundback neck for my Strat. I have heard nothing but good things about them.

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 1:38 am
by bagpipe
birddog wrote:Thanks for the info bagpipe

Were they pretty decent fret wise of did they need to have the frets leveled ?

Wally


Both of mine were used so its hard to say - the frets were perfect - no fret level required. One neck was "mint" and had hardly been used, and the frets were perfect, so I'm assuming that's how they come from the factory.

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:11 am
by Blind Doc Jones
Warmoth sells top notch products and they are awesome to deal with but I would box up the whole guitar, new neck and all, and ship it off to have it pleked. Why not? Your guitar will never play better.

Re: Warmoth neck ?

PostPosted: Thu Nov 12, 2009 4:52 am
by guitarslim101
I have a used maple neck with the SRV profile and I like it quite a bit. I didn't like the way the finish felt when I first got it, but I took some fine steel wool to the back of the neck and now it feels much better. It fits my hand very well.