Replacement tele neck???

Discussion in 'The Small Company Luthiers' started by lookslikemeband, Oct 14, 2005.


  1. lookslikemeband

    lookslikemeband Member

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    Hey gang -

    I didn't want to threadjack another poster, so I figured I'd ask this here...

    If I wanted to buy a tele neck, what's the best choice??? (I'm pretty sure I'm going with a rosewood neck)

    Warmoth
    Mighty Mite
    USACG
    Official Fender neck (man... there's expensive on Ebay!!!)

    Thank you!!!

    Lance
     
  2. John Mayes

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    I had a customer bring in a guitar for repair that he put together from warmoth. I was really surprised at the quality of the neck. Fretwork was great, woods were nice, and finish was great too.

    On the other hand I've seen a mighty mite neck and I would not recommend that at all. finish was not very good, and frets were high in quite a few spots. Wood was nice though.

    All Parts make a good neck too.
     
  3. lookslikemeband

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    Thanks John!!

    I appreciate it a lot! I'm itchin' to get to work on this bad boy!

    Lance
     
  4. MikeP

    MikeP Member

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    I responded to you in the other thread but just in case....
    I agree with John
    Mighty Mite is not too good.

    Warmoth
    USACG
    Allparts

    These are good.
    I have used many Warmoth necks all good
    Have not tried USA but many love them
    Allparts I have handled but not played.
    If you like Fender Original
    Allparts is supposedly Fender Japan
    After just seeing one the other day I believe they are.
     
  5. Brion

    Brion Supporting Member

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    I've been putting a finish on an Allparts Fat tele neck. I am quite impressed with the quality of this neck. It also has all the features I wanted, vintage look, 9.5 radius, fat U shape and large fretwire. There is no flame or birdseye, but so what. It'll be a good month before I do the final sanding/polish and assembly on this tele I'm building, but I will probably post about it with some pics when it's done.
     
  6. MikeP

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    Over the years my taste has changed to love the plain maple backs. Quatersawn is beautiful to me now ;)
    I use to love flames or Birdseye. Now it looks too busy & ugly to me.
     
  7. Brion

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    I like a little character to the figure, but nothing over the top. But what really matters is how it feels in your hand and how it lends itself to the tone of the instrument. I bought the Allparts neck for about $130 shipped to me and it was brand new. I bought a bargain USACG body from their website for $109. I'm going to spend more money on hardware and pickups than on the wood and finishing supplies. The Allparts neck fits the USACG body like a glove.
     
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    Warmoth would be my choice.
    Ken offers the widest variety of neckshapes and qualities along with the different gauges of frets; even scalloped fretboards are no problem.You won´t be disappointed!
    :dude
     

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