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USACG Boatneck

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by Slowisfast, Oct 1, 2017.

  1. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    38
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    I'm planning out my next build and I'm going to be going with USACG for the neck and body.

    I have an All-Parts V neck, which I like very much. It's my first V. The info I received when purchasing was that it was a .9-.98. I don't have calipers to confirm but it feel great in the hand. There are times though where I wish it were a little bigger.

    Can anyone give me their perspective on USACGs neck profile offerings. I'm leaning toward their Boatneck.

    I believe their SSV would be closest to the All-Parts neck I have now but I'm thinking I can go big and sand back if I find it just a bit to large.

    Any info from forum members regarding USACG neck profiles would be appreciated.

    It'll either be a straight 7.25". Possibly a compound 7.25-9.5".

    Thanks
     
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  2. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    71
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    yes the Allparts TMO-V is .900 thick at the 1st fret .980 at the 12th... and 1 ⅝ wide at the nut.. if ordering a USACG, simply ask for similar metrics... Incidentally the USACG necks are among the finest available...

    Ron Kirn
     
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  3. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    38
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Thanks Ron.

    And thanks for the document that you put together regarding building(the name escapes me). It really was very helpful.

    I look forward to a USACGs build and to see the differences between them an All-Parts.
     

  4. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    71
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    I think you will thoroughly enjoy it.. post some pix as ya progress.

    rk
     

  5. fenderchamp

    fenderchamp Tele-Holic Ad Free + Supporter

    719
    Jun 17, 2008
    omaha
    I have a USACG fat/soft V tele neck with jumbo frets. It's tops!!!

    I can't imagine not being pleased. They can make you one anyway you want it, just call them and tell them.
     

  6. wyclif

    wyclif Tele-Afflicted

    Nov 29, 2011
    Philadelphia
    Hi Ron, couldn't help but notice your post here since I'm in the market for a neck. What do you think makes USACG necks superior to, say, Musikraft or Allparts necks?
     

  7. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    71
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    that's easy... Tommy is my friend...

    In all reality any of the better known necks are great.... I did say the USACG are AMONG the finest.... But since I've known Tommy since about 1980 . . and since he and I share a no BS philosophy .. there is no reason to explore alternative makers.

    rk
     
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  8. Jules78

    Jules78 Tele-Holic

    548
    Dec 12, 2016
    Northern VA
    I can't speak for a usacg neck that hasn't been finessed by Ron, but I own a few Kirn's and they all have amazing usacg necks. One in particular is a Brazilian board with tiger flame maple. Let the pics speak for themselves. For the next build I wanted a specific wood type which they had, but the quality wasn't great and they were up front about that and suggested an alternative. No bs is right. Can't wait to see the nice grain on that bad boy. They don't mess around.
     

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  9. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    38
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Ron, I have a ? for you, if you don't mind.

    I'm in he middle of spraying a transparent white(Mary Kaye) type finish and I got some paint splotches in the field where the color is more transparent. How would you recommend taking care of them to get an even transparent burst?

    Should I spot sand and respray or will that make it worse? I can increase the size of the opaque edge but then in encroach on the field where the Ash grain is showing and that'll be less than ideal.

    I figured I'd ask you seeing as you're excellent at what you do and generous with your knowledge. (I'm not a sychophant)

    Thanks
     

  10. Ronkirn

    Ronkirn Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

    Age:
    71
    May 1, 2003
    Jacksonville, FL
    correcting it will be difficult... you will have to sand back to get a consistent field... then begin spraying again... the way I do t is to mis a very thin milk white lacquer and apply thin coats, allowing the density to build up, that way I can control it..

    If the white it too intense, it makes controlling the intensity very difficult.

    Ron
     

  11. Slowisfast

    Slowisfast TDPRI Member

    38
    Jul 9, 2014
    Mt. Rainier
    Thanks. That was my fear. I don't think I have the skill set to repair and make it unnoticeable. Might be best served to increase the opaque edge.

    I'm using the "Mary kaye'' cans Bill at ReRanch sells. Convenient but lack of control of the mix itself, makes is difficult.

    Guess I'll have to pop for a spray rig at some point.

    I appreciate it.

    -Ian
     

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