Just ordered this....a bit of a tele upgrade.

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    Jun 22, 2012
  1. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    [TABLE="width: 1"]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Wood[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]One piece Birdseye Maple[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Orientation[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]Right Handed[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Nut Width[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]1 11/16"[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Nut[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]GraphTech Black TUSQ XL[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Back Contour[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]Standard thin[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Frets[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]6150[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Radius[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]Straight 9.5"[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Inlay[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]Black Face Dots[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Tuner Ream[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]You Choose Tuner Holes[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Finish[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]Clear Satin Nitro[/TD]
    [TH="bgcolor: #222222, align: left"]Scale[/TH]
    [TD="align: left"]25-1/2 in.[/TD]

  2. Jun 22, 2012
  3. Help!I'maRock! Radical Sandwich Anarchist

    choose your tuner holes. [​IMG]
  4. Jun 22, 2012
  5. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    I had to call, as there was no choice for 'moist'.
  6. Jun 22, 2012
  7. Help!I'maRock! Radical Sandwich Anarchist

  8. Jun 22, 2012
  9. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    It is an upgrade for my MIM blackout tele. I bought it a while ago for 199 bucks as a closeout fender friday from MF. The tele is nice, and has a decent neck, but it is fairly fat, and even though it is supposed to have medium jumbo fender sized frets, they are clearly shorter and rounder than my other MIM or MIA fenders.They feel like the old MIM 'vintage' style frets from the 90's models to me. It is a decent guitar, but it just didn't feel comfortable. It sounds great, and the pickups seem to be decent alnico models from the MIM vintage series, and the body is pretty light, so I liked everything but the neck/frets. So, I watched the Warmoth site for along time for a maple tele neck that would fit my needs, and finally, this thing turned up.

    I have a set of tuners for it already and I have some roller style string trees. Should be a pretty simple bolt on with a little drilling for the tuner screws and such. It even comes with the nut pre-slotted by CNC.

    The birdseye bling is a bonus, as this neck was pretty much the same price as the plain maple they had in stock.
    Last edited: Jun 22, 2012
  10. Jun 22, 2012
  11. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    Here is the guitar in question.....

  12. Jun 23, 2012
  13. Elias Graves Common misfit

    Very nice.
  14. Jun 23, 2012
  15. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    The tuners are going to be a set of locking planet waves units with built in string trimmers. My brother bought me a set of them a while back for a present, as he read they were designed by Ned Steinberger, and knew that I was a fan. I didn't have a guitar to install them on, but I kept them for a build.

  16. Jun 23, 2012
  17. Mark Wein :mad:

  18. Jun 23, 2012
  19. reverend1 Kick Henry Jackassowski

    Great looking neck!

    Just a word on the Planets waves. I had the same tuners and I loved them with one exception, if you dont pull the high E very tight befoe locking the tuner it can wrap around post a full revolution and then the trimmer will cut the string off. It was just something to be aware off. Great tuners otherwise.
  20. Jun 23, 2012
  21. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    lol. Thanks for the tip. That sounds funny, but really annoying too. I can imagine that happening and trying to figure out what the hell just happened. Then I would get angry and call Planet Waves and ask why the stupid tuners would trim the strings after I tuned them up, and how that was any sort of advantage.

    I hope this neck plays as well as my other warmoth strat necks. I'm pretty keen to get it here and get it on the guitar.
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2012
  22. Jun 23, 2012
  23. Coralkong Alien

  24. Jun 24, 2012
  25. mosiddiqi The Curry Master

  26. Jun 24, 2012
  27. Lerxst spaghetti and blankets

    I was thinking about giving those a shot on my Strat.
  28. Jun 26, 2012
  29. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    Tele neck shipped this afternoon. Wooohooo.
  30. Jun 26, 2012
  31. Elias Graves Common misfit

    How long is the boat ride?
  32. Jun 26, 2012
  33. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    Looks like it will be here July 2 or 3rd.
  34. Jun 26, 2012
  35. Modern Saint Starve your Fear, Feed your Dream!

  36. Jun 26, 2012
  37. Tiltsta Show me your frittatas

    I can celebrate the birth of our nation by bolting up a nice slab of birdseye, like our founding fathers intended.
  38. Jun 27, 2012
  39. Athiest_Peace Angry Amoeba

    Thats a beautiful neck. :aok:

    Whatcha got planned for the old neck? :poke:
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2012

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