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    Unless I find a good deal on something on Reverb, I plan to buy two Strat necks from Warmoth. One for a Tele Deluxe (Chris Shiflett model), and a Strat body. What I'm wavering on:

    1. Vintage modern construction vs. Modern. I understand the VM is most similar to stock Fender necks. The Modern is more stabile, heavier, and stiffer.

    2. Roasted maple possibly. Have Warmoth put a clear satin nitro finish, or oil it myself? I know I can leave these bare, but I'm not interested in that, since dirt and gunk will build up over time.

    I'm not looking to go cheap, but not expensive either. So I'm budget conscious on these. I'm trying to stay within 2-300 each.

    Thoughts?

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    Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

    Contact tone bomb . They are Canadian company . I got my custom macascar ebony on walnut neck for $300cad .


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    • #3
      Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

      For my Warmoth neck, I went with Modern and Roasted Maple, but without a finish. Warmoth will tend to push you closer to the $300 mark though, as a warning. Mine was $400, but that was with a lot of extras that I wanted.

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        Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

        Originally posted by GreatOz View Post
        For my Warmoth neck, I went with Modern and Roasted Maple, but without a finish. Warmoth will tend to push you closer to the $300 mark though, as a warning. Mine was $400, but that was with a lot of extras that I wanted.
        I always found warmoth really expensive and lacking of wood options.


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          Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

          I love my Warmoth necks. I like the modern construction with the side truss rod adjustment. I like them unfinished because I think it gives organic tone gainz. The neck getting dirty after a year makes no difference because you can just hit it with 220s for 10 minutes and it's good for another year. You don't need to roast if you're not looking to spend hella money. Regular maple or maple and rosewood sounds great.
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          • #6
            Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

            If you want to prevent dirt build up and staining then a satin finish will do that better than oil.

            I think their VM necks sound better. And the lighter weight is always desirable.

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            • #7
              Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

              My Warmoth neck is wenge & ebony, and raw. I'd go for the modern, with a satin finish if you are going to get a finish.
              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                Over the years I have had 3 Warmoth necks and just ordered my 4th as I really like how they fit my hands and have never had a problem with quality. I have used both vintage modern and modern. In a blindfolded test I doubt I could tell the difference. I usually just order from the showcase and my latest one was 227.00 including nut and finish. I gravitate towards the the clear satin nitro finish as I like the looks and feel. Haven't tried the roasted necks yet, but they sound cool.

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                • #9
                  Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                  I've played a couple Warmoth modern construction necks and really liked the way they sustained. They're slightly heavier than a standard truss rod neck, but if you didn't have two necks on hand to compare, I doubt you would notice. From everything I've read, they're also much more stable than the other construction necks they make. That's why I bought one.

                  Using some Watco Danish oil makes it very easy to finish a great feeling neck on your own.
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                    Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                    Any favorite neck profiles? I was leaning toward the standard thin.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                      I get along with the Warmoth standard thin and the Wolfgang. Both are thin, but not uncomfy for playing rhythm for a couple hours on. You could always get an unfinished neck with on of the thicker profiles and then shape it exactly the way you want with some sandpaper.
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                      Originally posted by Douglas Adams
                      This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                        I like their standard thin, with the compound radius. Very comfortable. If you can, go for the SS frets.
                        Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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                          Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                          Originally posted by Mincer View Post
                          I like their standard thin, with the compound radius. Very comfortable. If you can, go for the SS frets.
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                          • #14
                            Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                            Considering it's only 20$ difference, I can't understand how Warmoth sells any necks that aren't SS. :P
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                            Originally posted by Douglas Adams
                            This planet has - or rather had - a problem, which was this: most of the people living on it were unhappy for pretty much of the time. Many solutions were suggested for this problem, but most of these were largely concerned with the movements of small green pieces of paper, which is odd because on the whole it wasn't the small green pieces of paper that were unhappy.

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                              Re: Help me choose a stratocaster neck(s)

                              Originally posted by GuitarStv View Post
                              Considering it's only 20$ difference, I can't understand how Warmoth sells any necks that aren't SS. :P
                              Well, there are still people expressly tied to 'the way it used to be', so they cater to that audience, too.
                              Dave, Ambassador/Writer/Artist for Seymour Duncan

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