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Warmoth Neck Specs?

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by Danelbaum, Jul 29, 2017.

  1. Danelbaum

    Danelbaum TDPRI Member

    Age:
    22
    17
    Jul 19, 2017
    Boston
    Hi Guys,

    I'm thinking about ordering a new Warmoth neck for my maple neck Eric Johnson strat. I'm considering the following specs:

    - Vintage Modern
    - 10-16 compound inch radius
    - 1 11/16 in nut
    - Clapton profile (I like the V of the EJ, boatneck is too thick)
    - rosewood fingerboard
    - roasted maple neck
    - 21 frets, 6105 tall nickel
    - Clear satin nitro finish

    I've never ordered a new neck before, and I'm wondering if there's anything I'm not considering. I have the following main concerns:

    - My nut isn't exactly either 1 11/16 or 1 5/8 inches. Can I get either size while keeping my current vintage style bridge?
    - I like the idea of the compound radius, but my EJ has vintage stagger pickups. Will the strings sound overly unbalanced near the end of the fretboard?
    - I can get the neck with or without mounting screws. I'm wondering
    if without is the better option to ensure a good fit. I'm going to have my luthier professionally install the neck, set it up, and crown/polish the frets.

    Any advice is more than appreciated, whether it's to point out red flags or to simply say I'm good to go. Thanks guys!
     

  2. rigatele

    rigatele Tele-Holic

    733
    Apr 20, 2014
    Ontario
    Go with stainless steel frets if you play the guitar a lot.
     

  3. Wally

    Wally Telefied Ad Free Member

    Mar 17, 2003
    Lubbock, TX
    A proper nut should be built to the neck.
     

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