USACG and Warmoth Compatibility/Interchangability?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Fineblend, Jan 4, 2008.

  1. Fineblend

    Fineblend Member

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    Happy New Years TGPer's, first post of the year and its a doozie, anyone have experiences using a Warmoth body and fitting a USACG neck to it? Since Warmoth can custom route neck pockets on body blanks for a custom piece, I'd like to go with Tommy at USACG firstly cuz he sent the nicest e-mail back aside from my grandma, and I read around here that he uses a single rod truss rod to keep more of the wood and preserve and more "vintage" tone, not that the sound is what I'm intending to capture, but I feel great knowing there is more wood then metal in my hands! If the above was to confusing, again, I just want to know if these two companies can work together, since it'll be a conversion neck, Tommy will only cut the heal in a T-Style manner, or a squared heel, again this is not the problem, all I'd have to do is have Warmoth cut me a Tele neck pocket instead of a rounded Strat one, I mean in the end both widths at the end of the heel will be 2 3/16", but need to make sure there are NO GAPS or suffer a loss of tone and mental stability!
     
  2. John Bell

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    I've done it a couple times without a problem.
     
  3. Aardvark

    Aardvark Silver Supporting Member

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    I have not tried mixing and matching Warmoth and USACG parts. It may work fine but I would prefer sticking with one manufacturer for the neck and body. I do know that Warmoth uses a vintage type single trussrod for their 'total vintage' and 'vintage modern' necks. The double rod is only used for their 'Warmoth pro' necks. Good luck.
     
  4. Fineblend

    Fineblend Member

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    Yes, they only provide a dual truss rod for the conversion necks. Anyone else?
     
  5. HarryJ

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    I'm in the process of finishing a 3 LB Warmoth swamp ash body and have a USACG '54 neck for it. It fits in the pocket perfectly.
    USACG will not pre-drill the holes when used for another body

    HJ
     
  6. andygio

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    There should not be any problem getting a USACG neck to fit in a Warmoth pocket. I played a sweet quilt maple over mahogany Warmoth strat body with a USACG US-2 neck for a few years. No problems at all.

    USACG can cut either square or rounded heel on conversion necks. I have a 23-3/4" US-2 conversion neck with a round heel. I think you are getting confused with the fingerboard end overhang, which is only available squared off on their conversion necks.
     

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