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Best bang for buck tele neck?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by chipbutty24, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Been awhile but time for a new project.

    Making a Telemaster esquire using a Warmoth Jazzcaster body.

    Wondering what the best neck would be bang for buck-wise. Not looking to go super cheap like Mighty Mite but proper Fender neck prices are insane. Trying to maintain a modest budget for this one.

    First instinct is to go Warmoth or USACG. Classic Vibe necks might be an option but not too keen on that idea.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. TeleTown

    TeleTown Friend of Leo's

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    Hey chip, haven't seen you in a while, hope all is well brother! Ive been lucky price wise with allparts and musikraft necks. Very well made and didn't give to much for them on reverb. Just worked a good deal. Good luck and good to see ya back!
     
  3. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Thanks TT. Yup all good here, same to you. Hadn't thought about Reverb will check it out!
     
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    My buddy puts guitars together in his spare time, and he uses Musikraft necks exclusively. I've played a bunch of them, and man they're nice. If you check on ebay, they always have pre-made necks for sale. They recently started putting necks on there where you choose the back profile as well.
     
  6. Mike Simpson

    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    Allparts.
    My favorite is the TMO-fat
     
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  7. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Do you find their necks need work Mike or good out of the box?
     
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    Mike Simpson Doctor of Teleocity

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    I dress the fret ends on any neck or guitar I buy. I have not needed to level and crown the frets or make truss rod adjustments.
     
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    AllParts is the best for the dollar IMHO. I like the TMO-V but they have a nice range.

    For more customization (at more cost) I'd go USACG.

    In my opinion, the best two options out there.
     
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    superbadj Poster Extraordinaire

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    Depends on the neck and how picky you are.

    I got a set of four TMO-Vs and all were fine. A little fret tang sanding but that's it. While I'm sure the frets aren't PLEK level, none are problematic in the slightest.

    Amazing value.
     
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    This is my fave so far...also have a WD fat C and a 50s Baja. I do wish the frets were a little bigger...but great necks for the money. Nothin like a 1" fat neck!
     
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    How about the Fender replacement necks that they're offering now? I recently got a maple fretboard one and it is superb.
     
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    Another Allparts value fan...

    I've got three of them, two fats and a v. I rolled the edges, did fret ends, and sanded the headstock face edge to get it rounded a bit. It's a few minutes of personalization that's kinda fun before finishing.
     
  14. Lefty Addams

    Lefty Addams Tele-Afflicted

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    Do most necks fit well with Warmoth bodies does anyone know, just a thought OP!
     
  15. chipbutty24

    chipbutty24 Friend of Leo's

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    Ended up going with an AP TRO-V from an eBay seller. They install nut, fret level and nitro finish. He has 500+ reviews at 100% so fingers crossed. Was $170 so lets hope!
    Seller is auroracustomshop. Will report back once I have it.
     
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