Does (or will) Fender sell a fat tele neck with rosewood fretboard?

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  1. 63 vibroverb

    63 vibroverb Tele-Holic

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    I've been seeing a lot of new tele necks Fender is making to sell as seperate parts and I think it's really cool. The variety is expanding a little bit and looks like there's something for everyone - vintage spec'd ones, modern wide necks, roasted maple, etc.

    Does Fender offer a fat neck like the 51 U-shape or the Baja V-shape but with a rosewood fretboard? Maybe I'm missing it?
     
  2. BigDaddyLH

    BigDaddyLH Tele Axpert Ad Free Member

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    No. Go Warmoth.
     
  3. tlsmack

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    A Baja V in rosewood, that would cause me serious GAS pains. Make it in Dakota Red, and I'm all in!!!!
     
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    I'm putting together a new "Tele" with a Fatback neck from Warmoth. (with rosewood board) Mine is a conversion scale, but is available in 25.5" as well. This will be my second neck from Warmoth. First one is a mahogany, Fatback, 1 11/16" at nut, conversion. New one....maple, Fatback, 1 11/16" at nut, conversion. I do have to say, the Fatback is supposed to be one inch depth from nut to heel. I measured it, after I had already "finished" with Tru Oil, and it shows to be .97" depth. Hope that doesn't make much difference, although I'd have rather had it err on the side of greater thickness.
    Don't know how the Fender prices are, but this latest Warmoth was $202,00 delivered.
     
  5. 63 vibroverb

    63 vibroverb Tele-Holic

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    Are the Warmoths finished and drilled and ready to go? I'll check them out, thanks for the suggestion.
     
  6. Flaneur

    Flaneur Friend of Leo's

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    The Allparts TRO-Fat is pretty fat...….

    and they also do a TRO-V, which is a good handful.
     
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    You can get a unfinished Allparts rosewood fat neck on ebay now.
    They are cheaper and theres no need to wait for Fender to get their chit together and offer one.
     
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    Check out their neck builder: https://www.warmoth.com/pages/CustomNeck.aspx

    You can custom order a neck unfinished or finished (and poly or nitro), and the heel can be three/four bolt or undrilled (plus options for the nut and the size of tuner holes).

    Or you could check out their instock selection: https://www.warmoth.com/Pages/ClassicShowcase.aspx?Body=1&Spotlight=1&Path=Spotlight

    (Yes, Allparts is another option.)
     
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    I have a TRO-V neck. A nice flame maple I finished with Tru-Oil. I purchased it from member KokoTele.

    He made a nice bone nut, frets leveled and dressed plus rolled edges.

    I also have a Baja soft V neck. Unfortunately, for you, not in rosewood.

    The TRO-V is more of a true V than the Baja. IMHO

    The Baja seems to me to be more of a handful than the TRO. At least at the headstock end.

    I like both necks. If your looking for the rosewood, the TRO-V is a great neck.

    The rosewood is very nice on mine. Very tight grain and dark. Almost ebony.

    I'm not affiliated with Koko, but I would contact him.
     
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  10. 63 vibroverb

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    Great thanks guys - too bad Fender doesn’t offer it. Oh well...
     
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    Ive given up on waiting. Was hoping the 60’s Baja would have a fat rosewood neck, its okay but not 1-inch fat.

    i’ll just buy an AllParts or order from Warmoth and the likes.
     
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    I've bought necks from Warmoth and Musikraft, I like the Musikraft ones a lot better. Take a look there as well as Warmoth if you're going to order a custom one.
     
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    63 vibroverb Tele-Holic

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    Is there a company out there that can print a custom decal for me? I want to design one.
     
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    Yes. Just bought a custom shop '59 with a '54 "U" neck. Biggest neck I've ever played. Rosewood fingerboard. Inca Tele 05.jpg
     
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    63 vibroverb Tele-Holic

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    That’s awesome, but if Fender doesn’t sell the neck separately, that doesn’t really help me.
     
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  17. boris bubbanov

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    I hear you.

    But if the demand for this Custom Shop model is strong, maybe eventually FMIC will understand we don't care about historical precedent. We don't care if the Rosewood Years were also thinner neck section years.

    Maybe our children, nieces and nephews will benefit one day, as the attraction of these catches hold.

    Everyone needs to know, that while I do like the TRO-FAT necks from Allparts, they are a true 1.625 width at the nut (most MIM and USA necks are more, even if called 1 + 5/8ths). I know it seems like we can never be satisfied, but if the TRO-FAT was also 1.72 then I would be elated.
     
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    1-5/8 would be unusual. Most Fender necks now are:

    Strat Standard Series 1.650” (42 mm)

    Strat Roasted Maple: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)

    Roasted Tele: 1.6875" (42.86 mm)

    Classic Player Strat: 1.650" (42 mm)

    Deluxe Series Tele: 1.650" (42 mm)

    60’s Series Tele: 1.650" (42 mm)

    Fender aftermarket necks with shapes and specs: https://shop.fender.com/en-US/parts/electric-guitar-parts/necks/
     
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    It isn't available. Like I said, someday maybe.

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    Yeah, the 1 + 5/8ths for real, that's some MIJ necks (and therefore some Allparts necks). The MIM and AV style USA guitars you might think would be a 1 + 5/8ths, usually come in around 1.64 or 1.65 in my experience.
     
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