Strat neck recommendation

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  1. DGDGBD

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    I have this frankenstrat...its an early 80s fernandez body with a lawsuit-era ibanez neck in maple. I've had it forever and it needs a refret. I was thinking that the cost would be about the same to buy a new neck and have it installed. I prefer rosewood on strats anyway. Is there anywhere else besides warmoth that I should be checking for a decent quality strat neck? Also, what is the difference between plain rosewood and brazilian rosewood?
     
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    Try Allparts or Mighty Mite.

    As far as Braz v. Indian...that argument could go on for days.
     
  4. stratrat2000

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    USA Custom Guitars or Warmoth. I prefer USACG for the level of service and consistent high quality. I'd only go Warmoth if I wanted an angled peghead.

    Indian rosewood is great and the price difference for a Brazilian rw board isn't worth it for most folk.
     
  5. Caretaker

    Caretaker Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    I`ve used every neck imaginable and given the choice, I use Allparts. Several profiles. 62. Fat, etc.
    Also the least expensive.
    As far as rosewood. IMO, the cost of Brazilian does not warrant the cost because I don`t really hear or feel a difference. Again, IMO, it`s hype. Cost more so must be better doesn`t fly with me.
     
  6. pickaguitar

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    Go Musikraft if you want custom and nitro IMO.
     
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    Caretaker Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Where in NJ are you?
     
  8. DGDGBD

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    If you ever come up to Middlesex county my friend has a store in East Brunswick. You are welcome to try out my strat with an Allparts neck. Just let me know and I`ll bring it or leave it there for you. I like big necks though. LOL But at least you`ll see the quality anf he can order the one you want.
     
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    Thanks, i appreciate it. Is that hi-way music on 18?
     
  11. Caretaker

    Caretaker Silver Supporting Member Supporting Member

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    Yeah
     
  12. testing1two

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    The guys at Musikraft did my tele neck and they were stand up guys who really gave a damn about their work. They also do outstanding fretwork and offer nitro and more neck profiles than just about anybody I've encountered.

    They're also in Landisville, NJ so you could stalk them if you didn't like the outcome. =)
     
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    yep! I've had great luck with Allparts necks...

    Chow,
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    I agree with you. I've build lots of guitars and Allparts necks are great quality. You can always refret and relevel the board to your liking and at the price - you have the room to do that.

    However the Brazilian thing does make a difference in my opinion. Its very slight and hit and miss. If price is a consideration I would agree that braz isnt worth looking at. For the high end customer that wants it all then braz it is. Smooths over the mids I find. Although braz is no guarentee it will sound better. Sometimes it just doesnt work at all.
     

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