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Who makes the best Fender neck?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by lightningsmith, Jan 11, 2008.

  1. lightningsmith

    lightningsmith Member

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    More specifically, which Fender licensed company makes the best necks?

    By best I mean the quality of wood they use, range of back contours and headstock shapes, consistency in quality control and attention to your specifications.

    Musikraft comes to mind but have heard of people getting necks with problems like the frets are not seated properly.
     
  2. rooster

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    They're not licensed by Fender, but I'd go with USACG. Otherwise, Warmoth is pretty good.

    rooster.
     
  3. guitardr

    guitardr Silver Supporting Member

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    See if DeTemple will sell one of his necks or if Ed Reynolds (High Risk Repairs in Austin) has one. Ed has made A-Y replacements for Monte Montgomery (he destroys all necks - LOL).
    After that Zion, RS, at al.
     
  4. Thwap

    Thwap Silver Supporting Member

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    +1:D
     
  5. jay42

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    Can't be said for bass necks. One of the Custom Shop guys told a customer with a bad Jazz neck [dead spots] to replace it with a Warmoth.
     
  6. skylabfilmpop

    skylabfilmpop Silver Supporting Member

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    Gregg rodgers sells nitro finished allparts necks for about $200. They are not the same quality as warmoth or usa gc but I have no problems with my 10" radius Rosewood Tele neck I got from him and it is cosmetically right on for a pre cbs fender. Warmoth only offers the vintage style neck in 7.25 radius FYI.
     
  7. DamianL

    DamianL Member

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    Well, people may sniff...but i am in love with my new warmoth neck...i recommend the stainless steel frets...

    and I'm usually hard to please...;)

    Damian
     
  8. speedobreedo

    speedobreedo Supporting Member

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    I've had both Warmoth and USACG and while Warmoth do make great necks they are not all great. With USACG I feel like you're not getting such a mass produced product. They are excellent quality.
     
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    I couldn't have said it better myself.



    -db
     
  10. CitizenCain

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    While you don't have the range of options that Warmoth or USACG cab give you, the Allparts necks are great value, IMO.

    I've got the big fat one on my Tele and it's a very nice neck.
     
  11. Dave Orban

    Dave Orban Gold Supporting Member

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    It's only my own expeience, but I've had more problems with production Fender necks than I ever had with the Warmoth, USAGC, Allparts, or Musikraft necks that I replaced them with.
     
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    USACG. Every time I play both of mine, I am floored. I've had them for 5 or so years.
     
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    +300
     
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    77custom Supporting Member

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    Correct me if I'm wrong but, aren't allparts necks just Mighty Mites?
     
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    Musik Craft all the way! Its expensive but its worth every penny.
     
  16. jonny toetags

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    I agree.
    I built my first strat build with a Musikraft neck. Great quality and great people to deal with.
     
  17. datguytim

    datguytim Supporting Member

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    Eliot Mechanic (Mechanicland) made the best F style necks IMHO - I had a Tele 'baseball bat' that was incredible. Anyone remember Mechanicland?
     
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    I'll pile on for Musikraft. I've got two and they are both as good or better than the Warmoth I ordered. I'd definitely call it close between those two.

    I sold off an AllParts neck I had - it was awful.
     
  19. enalnitram

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    musikraft. my new musikraft tele neck is perfect. perfect.
     
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    Yes! I had one of his huge strat necks on a partscaster from long ago. I remember it being expensive, but the carve, frets and finish were very good. Wish I still had that guitar..

    I'm assembling a strat now, Allparts Fat neck is going to go on it, we'll see how it works out..
     

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