Tele/Esquire Necks

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Senzu21, Aug 17, 2006.

  1. Senzu21

    Senzu21 Member

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    I am building a Tele or Esquire and want to find a decent priced 50's style neck all maple (ie, D or Huge C, V would be the best for me). Who has these decent priced?
     
  2. big mike

    big mike Administrator Staff Member

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    I'm fond of Warmoth myself, but lot's of folks are also pretty happy with the Allparts, USAGC, and WD necks. Plus you can scour ebay for a used MIM neck or Mighty Mite.
     
  3. CitizenCain

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    I just picked up an Allparts neck for my custom Tele. It's the TMNF Fat, a full 1" U-shape, absolute huge neck. I love it. Lacquer finish, you supply a nut, $160. Quality is Fender Custom Shop level, seriously. Only thing for you application though is that it's a 9.5" radius, not vintage.

    They also have a fairly beefy V-shape neck, finished, 7.25" radius for the same price.

    I got it from an eBay shop, I forget the name but I can look it up if you're interested.
     
  4. bigroy

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    +1 for the Allparts Necks. I built my tele using one of the V-shaped with the 7.5 radius. Looks and plays great.
     
  5. datguytim

    datguytim Supporting Member

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    I used to have a Tele repro neck by Eliot Mechanic@Mechanicland - it was the BEST tele neck ever. Wish I still had it . .
     

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