I first bought a guitar body from their Reverb store and was so impressed with the quality and value I recently purchased two necks. A search of the forum turned up two others who were very happy with their Howell necks. If you like nitrocellulose you need to take a look at Howell guitar necks. The Warmouth neck, second from the top, has a nitro finish which is a $100 option ($130 for tinted). The Howell necks, bottom two, cost $75 each WITH tinted or clear nitro finishes. VARIETIES Howell has two varieties of tele and strat necks set up on his CNC: vintage and modern. There is also a fifth variety, a half paddle. All varieties have "C" profiles, bone nuts and medium jumbo frets. All are sometimes offered roasted.(half paddle seemingly always roasted) Lefties and flamed maple occasionally offered. Most are flat sawn. The two I bought were rift sawn. Be careful when you order as Curt sometimes cuts and pastes the wrong description. Howell has had between 5 and 15 necks on Reverb in the last few weeks. He adds necks to stock several times a week and more than one a day are usually purchased. The body I bought is the only one I've ever seen for sale but he has sold a half dozen strat bodies total and has some tele bodies in the works. The vintage tele or strat neck is a 1 5/8" nut "C" that is about .9" just above the 1st fret and .96" just above the 12th. There is a variance of + or - .02" which I presume is due to sanding and finishing. These are offered in one piece maple or with rosewood fretboard. Drilled for vintage tuners. The modern tele or strat neck is a 1 11/16" or 1 5/8" nut "C" that is about .83" just above the 1st fret and .9" just above the 12th. Not enough info to know median thicknesses. I presume variances are similar to vintage. Drilled 10mm The half paddle neck is a "C" that is roasted and .86" at 1st, .92" at 12th. FIT AND FINISH The nitro finish is indistinguishable from the Warmouth by sight or touch. The Warmout, Musikraft and Howell strat necks have identical heel widths and all are snug fits in my Howell strat body. the heels on both Howell necks show some overcutting and fill around the skunk stripe which will not be seen once attached. The tele neck is about a half mm wider and may need some sanding when I put it with a body. The frets on my Howell strat neck are dull. All frets smooth, don't appear to need any work. CONCLUSION EDIT OOPS, not made in USA - EDIT There is a quality difference between these $65 to $75 necks ($125 flamed) and the much more expensive competition but it is not much IMO. If either the vintage or the modern C profile works for you and you like nitro then you pretty much have to try one of these.