HNGNBD for Home Built Saint Tele

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Modern Saint, Mar 3, 2011.

    Mar 3, 2011
  1. Modern Saint MayDaSquirrelBWithYou

    Hot New Guitar Neck Buy Day

    After years of not playing this guitar very much, I finally broke down and purchased a new neck for my Home Assembled Tele. Discussion over the past months with Mark and Prages and the rest of Weinerdom convinced me to buy a Warmoth neck. My delay was just in understanding the charactoristics that I was looking for. The added bonus was that I got to play Mark's strat which has a Warmoth neck on it - very smooth :aok:

    Here is the Tele in its present state. The body is a WD Tele I bought in the mid 90's with an Allparts Strat neck. Pickups are SD lil '59 bridge and a Danelectro Lipstick. Originally I was going to put an SD Jazz in there which I still am going to do when I start to change the neck out.

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    Here is the neck that I just ordered from Warmoth from their showcase of necks available. I just dig the flame design of the wood.

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    Neck specs

    Headstock Telecaster®
    Construction Vintage Modern
    Orientation Right Handed
    Shaft Wood Maple
    Fingerboard Wood Indian Rosewood
    Nut Width 1 11/16"
    Back Contour Standard thin
    Fretwire 6150
    Tuner ream Gotoh/Grover (13/32", 11/32")
    Fret Number 22
    Radius 10-16" Compound
    Inlays Cream Face Dots
    Nut Install GraphTech White TUSQ
    Neck Finish Vintage Tint Gloss
    Scale 25-1/2 in.
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2011
  2. Mar 3, 2011
  3. Dexter Inferno Serious error

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  5. gibby mcfender breast enthusiast

    GORGEOUS flame and finish!!! That's about exactly the specs for the neck for the necks on my Mason Teles. You got a looker there, Saint :thu:
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  7. Denverdave Resident Ragamuffin

    Nice looking neck!
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  9. Mark Wein :mad:

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  11. Prages User Error

    Sweet. I love the Wolfgang contour and 1 11/16" nut widths on both of my Warmoths. They are the only ones I've ever played to my knowledge though.
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  13. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    nice. it should be really sweet by the time you finish with all of your modifications.
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  15. Modern Saint MayDaSquirrelBWithYou

    Thanks guys! I also ordered the tuners for the new neck and a new pickguard as well. Tomorrow I will be ordering a few things from Stewmac to rout the body for the SD Jazz Humbucker. Dang so many projects - Oy Veh.....
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  17. Nice. I like the darker tint :thu:
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  19. Chad Obviously not a golfer

    nice neck. I have 2 warmoths and love them both.
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  21. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    forget the humbucker. 4 way switch. seriously. it's so much better than a neck humbucker.
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  23. Dexter Inferno Serious error

    I couldn't possibly agree more.
    Howie's right :eek:
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  25. Help!I'maRock! Chud Staff

    the problem is the pot values. the bridge pup will get ice picky with 500k pots, and the neck humbucker will sound like mud with 250k pots. i've already been through this. the 4 way switch adds an "in-series" option that combines the pickups to produce a virtual humbucker. it rips, and you still get all 3 traditional tele tones.
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  27. Peeker flying asshat mobile

    nice flame!:D
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  29. Tiltsta Bliuw fan my ├┤f!

    Excellent. Looks like a quality hunk of wood. I've always been really impressed with the warmoth necks I have bought.
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  31. FenderPusher Beardcore Apologist

    Can't go wrong with Warmoth. My Warmoth Tele has the 4-way switch and I dig it.
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  33. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    Yep, single coils and a 4-way switch for sure... What don't you like about the Allparts neck, by the way?
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  35. paulskirocks Blue Zone Compliant

    Thanks, fella...
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  37. Modern Saint MayDaSquirrelBWithYou

    Actually this guitar will have both humbuckers. An SD Jazz in the Neck and a lil '59 in the bridge. If you look at the picture of the original guitar, you will see the lil '59 already there. I also have a coil splitter in between the volume and tone controls already.

    As for single coils, my G&L ASAT Classic has single coils and I am planning a future tele build to have a bigsby and with either single coils or P-90's.
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  39. Modern Saint MayDaSquirrelBWithYou

    The neck is too chunky for me.

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