1. The Gear Page is run by musicians for musicians. We listen, we learn and if we misstep we are not afraid to do the right thing. We proposed some changes to the Emporiums. Based on feedback from members, we have decided to not go ahead with those changes. However, it has also highlighted that we need some community input into what is working and what is not working for members here. Primarily focused on the Emporiums, we'd like input on your thoughts about TGP and how things work in the Emporiums for you and how you'd improve them. The discussion thread on the is here!

    Dismiss Notice

Replacement fat Strat neck with aged finish

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Brad Scott, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,250
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Birdland
    I'd like to replace the neck on my '60 Relic Strat with a neck that has a fat profile; something in the neighborhood of .880 - .980 or so ... possibly even a full inch. I'd also like to have it finished in nitro with a vintage amber tint and slightly aged.

    Any recommendations on who could provide a large profile neck and vintage finish?


    Thanks
     
  2. JB6464

    JB6464 Member

    Messages:
    2,624
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Location:
    Cowtown
    Warmoth 59 or Fatback strat neck with nitro aged finish.
    I like the 59 spec (.860-.960) the best with a 10* straight fretboard radius.
    The Fatback neck is 1 inch thick if you like huge baseball bat neck fatness,lol.
    They also offer 10-16 compound radius necks if you like that modern feel better.
     
    Last edited: Feb 25, 2012
  3. mcdonaldkd

    mcdonaldkd Member

    Messages:
    1,923
    Joined:
    Dec 13, 2007
    Mark Jenny at MJT could do one for you. I love my fat neck that I got through MJT.
     
  4. moosewayne

    moosewayne Member

    Messages:
    5,588
    Joined:
    Jun 25, 2011
    Location:
    Northern Michigan
    Warmoth.
    No brainer.
     
  5. FLStratcat

    FLStratcat Member

    Messages:
    514
    Joined:
    Mar 15, 2011
    Location:
    North Fort Myers, FL
    Warmoth Fatback w/ the satin vintage tint nitro finish :aok
     
  6. calpa94

    calpa94 Member

    Messages:
    1,109
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Location:
    Charlotte
    I have a warmoth 59 roundback. It's a really nice neck but definately not fat. The fatback profile is probably the way to go although I've never p;ayed this neck.
     
  7. peskypesky

    peskypesky Member

    Messages:
    5,399
    Joined:
    Aug 28, 2009
    Location:
    Brooklyn
    Warmoth fatback or boatneck. I have a fatback on a strat and love it.
     
  8. JB6464

    JB6464 Member

    Messages:
    2,624
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Location:
    Cowtown
    Do you have a straight radius or compound radius neck ?
     
  9. Brad Scott

    Brad Scott Supporting Member

    Messages:
    1,250
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2003
    Location:
    Birdland
    What are the measurements (1st and 12th) of the Fatback neck? Also, will it accept Kluson-style vintage tuners and fit a Relic Strat heel?

    Thanks
     
  10. Muddy T-Bone

    Muddy T-Bone Member

    Messages:
    64
    Joined:
    May 26, 2011
    Location:
    Folsom CA
    I have a USACG in '63 C profile that measures .85 to .98. 9.5" to 12" compound radius.

    The best neck I've ever played. We've bonded and become close freinds.

    I'm not sure if USACG offer a finished neck, but I finished mine in nitro.

    Warmoth makes fine necks, I've owned several. What Tommy at USACG does is to offer a more customised product than Warmoth if that's what your after.
     
  11. JB6464

    JB6464 Member

    Messages:
    2,624
    Joined:
    Feb 7, 2010
    Location:
    Cowtown
    One Inch for both 1st and 12th.
     
  12. jads57

    jads57 Supporting Member

    Messages:
    5,496
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Location:
    St.Paul,Mn.
    Guitar Mill or Musikraft!
     
  13. jiml

    jiml Supporting Member

    Messages:
    8,642
    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2002
    Location:
    amorica
    Hard to beat Allparts SRO Fat. Buy one unfinished and have MJT finish it for you.
     
  14. calpa94

    calpa94 Member

    Messages:
    1,109
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2008
    Location:
    Charlotte
    It's the 10-16 compound.
     
  15. Steve73

    Steve73 Member

    Messages:
    4,638
    Joined:
    Apr 12, 2008
    Location:
    Alberta, Canada
  16. killer blues

    killer blues Member

    Messages:
    2,220
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    East of Philly
    https://www.musikraft.com/store.php?pg1-cid41.html

    these guys are in south jersey. My buddy got a finished tele neck that is kick ass in everyway for his '52 reissue.
     
  17. Mark Robinson

    Mark Robinson Member

    Messages:
    7,203
    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2002
    Location:
    Redondo Beach, California
    I purchased a big neck from Musikraft a few months ago. It's outstanding in every way. I got exactly what I asked for in minute detail, it's not possible to find a problem with it. It also has the Fender headstock, left handed as I wanted. I prefer the Fender headstock shape, call me old fashioned.
     
  18. kleydj13

    kleydj13 Member

    Messages:
    1,604
    Joined:
    Nov 16, 2009
    Location:
    Orange City, IA
    Sounds like a Warmoth to me. I love my '59 roundback and am dying to try a boatneck. I don't think they can do aging though...
     
  19. Hulakatt

    Hulakatt Supporting Member

    Messages:
    11,422
    Joined:
    Mar 25, 2010
    Location:
    Pittsburgh
    Sounds like the Allparts neck (2 actually, 1 for a strat and 1 for a tele) I picked up from Fralin. Very nicely tinted nitro, full inch thick at the 1 and 12 frets, very comfortable to play and both sound fantastic. I couldn't be more pleased! The only downside I've seen is maple fretboard only, no rosewood available.
     
  20. killer blues

    killer blues Member

    Messages:
    2,220
    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2006
    Location:
    East of Philly
    I hear ya Mark. Us lefties have to be resourceful ya know
     

Share This Page