Allparts Neck Purchase

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  1. patchr

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    Thinking about a partscaster build and it has been years since my last build. What’s the best way to source an allparts neck today? A few of the dealers in older threads lead to dead websites now.
     
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    Stratosphere on Reverb sells them for a cheaper price I think.
     
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    Whatever you do, don't buy the tinted ones thinking you are good to go. They are pretty orange and need some toning down if you get one. I prefer the raw neck, then finish it. It looks much better that way.
     
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    Ditto on Stratosphere for reliably having a good price (and service) on the unfinished necks.
     
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    I bought mine, a TRO-V, from member KokoTele. He did an excellent job on the fret leveling, dressing, nut and rolled edges.

    I did a Tru-Oil finish, and it's one of my favorite necks.

    I believe he's still here and in business.

    An "off the rack" neck is almost always going to need work done to play right.

    I'm not affiliated with him, but would be worth it to look him up.
     
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    I saw the stratosphere and thought that was probably the best price.

    I’ll look into kokotele as well.

    Thanks
     
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    YES.

    I completely agree. I've bought one from an ebay store that offered the neck with a thin coat of amber nitro. It looked fine in the pictures, but it was not good when I got it. Looks like they put an orange shell on it, like that chocolate sauce that hardens when you put it on ice cream. Just get it raw and finish it yourself, or have someone else do it.

    In addition to those already mentioned, Rob DiStefano sells the Allparts TRO-FAT necks much cheaper than direct from Allparts (if you like chunky necks with rosewood boards). And he can finish them too. I was just having a conversation with him about that today.
     
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