1. The Rules have been updated regarding posting as a business on TGP. Thread with details here: Thread Here
    Dismiss Notice

Finished Allparts SMO-FAT neck pics

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by HHB, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    6,643
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    East Flat Rock NC
    I posted about this neck in another thread. I had purchased and finished another Allparts neck that turned out to be backbowed. I was fairly anoyed at the time, Allparts took it back no problem, but the model was backordered 6 weeks, anyway, I just let time run it's course and this thing shows up, amazing figure, same killer size and fretwork. Allparts sand to around 350, I took it up to 1500 and rolled the edges a little and worked the fret ends a bit. I finished the back of neck, headstock and fretboard w/ Tru-oil and the beeswax and put Nitro on the peghead face for a more vintage look w/ the decal. Truss rod adjusted perfectly w/ 10's, I'm super happy
    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  2. hemlock

    hemlock Guest

    Cool figure! What's it going on?
     
  3. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    6,643
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    East Flat Rock NC
    it's on a MIJ 62 reissue alder body for a faux 57 reissue, in black of course. Using a new Wilkie vintage trem, Allparts Kluson style and GFS pickups, sounds great but I may spring for something fancy pickup wise ( cause I just have to spend money LOL )
     
  4. hemlock

    hemlock Guest

    Sounds like it'll be a cool fiddle. Especially if you spend those extra dollars! Thta's the key, isn't it?;)
     
  5. gkelm

    gkelm Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,468
    Joined:
    Feb 4, 2004
    Location:
    DFW, TX
    Nice work...looks sweet, and I'm not a maple board guy. :AOK
    Greg
     
  6. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    6,643
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    East Flat Rock NC
    thanks guys! this is the first maple neck I've played in quite a while, punchy and very very "stratty" I was shooting for something in the Robbie Blunt range ( first Robert Plant solo CD's ) and this thing into my old Deluxe Reverb is very close
     
  7. rmconner80

    rmconner80 Cantankerous Luddite Silver Supporting Member

    Messages:
    3,487
    Joined:
    Sep 7, 2005
    Location:
    Clifton, VA
    What's the fretsize and board radius?
     
  8. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    6,643
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    East Flat Rock NC
    frets are a nice med jumbo, larger than the Fender reissues, about what you find on a current American Standards, radius is 9.5, great for bends w/ lowish action
     
  9. hemlock

    hemlock Guest

    I just noticed the finish on the fretboard. How does the satin finish compare to rosewood? I've never been able to find a finished fretboard I could bond with.
     
  10. esoteric pete

    esoteric pete Supporting Member

    Messages:
    6,749
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2005
    Location:
    east coast
    HHB...have you had alot of problems w/ allparts necks? ive bought a few w/ no problems...
     
  11. HHB

    HHB Member

    Messages:
    6,643
    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2002
    Location:
    East Flat Rock NC
    well, I used the same stuff tha Music Man uses, it's a very natural feeling finish and I only used 2 coats on the fretboard. I'm not bothered by it at all, a very thin on the fretboard and I'm hoping it'll dirty up quickly, I know that stores have trouble keeping the MusicMans clean, my body is a used mid 80's and was gigged heavily so I'm wanting the neck to match ( relic bashers bedamned! ). I removed about half the poly clearcoat from the body and that helped the look a lot, I can't get a decent pic of the body at all, I continue to try. This was my first experience w/ Allparts so while the defective first neck was a hassell (I lost a decal plus finish labor to that one) and the 5 week backorder salt in the wound the guy at Allparts said he would ship us a nice one when they came in and this one has made me a happy camper! provided it's stable and it sure seems to be, I've got a strat that feels like CS Fender's I've tried at a fraction of the cost ( like 10% of the price ) so I give Allparts a big thumbs up on customer service and quality
    [​IMG]
     
  12. CitizenCain

    CitizenCain Member

    Messages:
    4,831
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2004
    Location:
    Magdalena, NM, US
    I've heard that AllParts = Fender Japan. I believe it. I just got a TMNF-FAT neck for my custom Tele. It's simply incredible, especially for the price. Perfect frets, great nitro finish, 1" U-shaped back. A great deal, and it makes my Tele sound better than it ever has. Replaced a really thin neck and the increase in the body of the sound is beautiful!
     
  13. zappafrank

    zappafrank Member

    Messages:
    1,051
    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Location:
    Portland, Left Coast USA!

    this is very good news to me---i have a TMNF-FAT neck, waiting for the body from Guitarmill in Nashville (Butterscotch-nitro) and Glendale bridge/saddles, w/ Don Mare pups and Callaham control plate/electronics/neckplate/ferrules---and I can't wait!

    oops---did'nt mean hijack---sorry!:eek:
    ac
     
  14. Bloozcat

    Bloozcat Member

    Messages:
    219
    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2004
    Location:
    Jensen Beach, Florida
    zappafrank, that's going to be one killer Tele! Can't wait to hear your report on the Don Mare pickups. If they're half as good as their press, they'll be fantastic.

    BTW: If you don't mind my asking, what did the Guitarmill body cost you complete with the nitro finish?
     
  15. SFW

    SFW Member

    Messages:
    1,355
    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2004
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I'm working on a neck I just picked up from Allparts. I like like 10 miles from the warehouse, so I usually just swing by. I rumaged through some strat necks until I found a really nice birdseye one. The figure was really nice. So that one came home with me. I'm currently waiting on some H-S-S ash strat bodies to come in.

    For my neck, I used two coats of linseed oil to seal the wood, and then finished it off with ten coats of gun oil. Feels great. This is the second neck I have purchased from them. All of their necks and bodies are quality work.
     

Share This Page