I bought a Chinese Tele neck.

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  1. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    $89 buck buck bucks. Hmmmm. It's all wood not wrapped. :)Plastic nut, maybe plastic neck adjustment. :(Dipped in nitro doo doo. Slick. :)MOP inlays...prolly plastic glued in crud. :(All measurements line up. :eek:. I did this as a project comparing stuff I was building with as I purchased a Warmoth neck that was 5 times as much. :eek: I'm slow in the build process but I think I will try this out on an Esquire body that is almost done. :)
     

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  2. Toadtele

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    Well it’s pretty. I like it.
    I got a strat neck for $40 about 7-8 years ago. It needed just a little bit of work. Great deal. I’ve used it 3 different times.
    In the pile now.
     
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    Freeman Keller Poster Extraordinaire

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    I've used a couple of Mighty Mite necks which are MIC. They have been fine but needed a new nut and fretwork, which I expected. What is amazing to me is the maple was shipped from Eastern US to China, made into a neck and shipped back for just over a hundred bucks.

    However I prefer to make my own necks and will do so on future guitars
     
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    Will a little work & fine tuning they can be perfectly serviceable necks. Good deal
     
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    Boreas Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    Sounds like a decent neck. I was very impressed with the unfinished neck I bought from song-maker in China. I would use them again.
     
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    Love the stripes on that one. Looks great!
     
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  7. dented

    dented Doctor of Teleocity

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    Thanks, it came in less than 3 weeks after purchase on EB. I just wanted to try one. I need to knock that plastic nut out. The frets are fine right now but a little polishing won't hurt. No burrs on the ends. I haven't tried tuners yet because I looked around and didn't have any....:oops: I'm not much of a builder it's more plug and play at this point to get started.
     
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    great review and thanx for taking the monetary risk for us - i was wondering if that price point was worth it - and apparently it IS. more than the money - it's the waiting that kills ya - and then it turns out right - that'd great
     
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    Good to know. I usually make mine from scratch but if I feel lazy at some point...
     
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    Mine has a headstock nut. What is going on alongside the skunk stripe on the heel? Is that epoxy in there? That is new to me.
     
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    No more Chinese crap for me! I will spend the extra money for quality. You only live once.
     
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    ...and 2 hours later you were hungry again?
     
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    Same. I've ordered a few cheap necks from various suppliers. Never again.

    I just got tired of hammering down a bunch of high frets, sanding out scratches and tooling marks, outsized tuner holes that don't line up, and heels that don't even come close to fitting in a standard pocket.
     
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    We all have because we are all a sucker for a deal, but I have learned when it comes to guitars is that you get what you pay for. What I may have saved on the initial purchase was negated by all the hours of work I had to do to straighten things out to where I could use it. It's a live and learn situation.
     
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    I bought a MIM neck once. It's every bit as good as any neck I've ever played. I'm sure a Chinese factory worker can slap a board on the CNC and press go just as well as anyone else. But before I buy another neck, I'm going to learn how to make them myself. Because, I like wood chips. And if I work really hard, then someday, maybe, just maybe, with a great deal of effort, I'll make a neck just as good.
     
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    Indeed it looks like the neck adjuster was dropped in from the back or something like that. Then filled with epoxy. lol :eek:
     
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    Bahahahahahahahaha, the skunk stripe is painted on! Those rascally devils! Oh well, it still feels nice and I am going to try it out. There's your research for you! It's unfortunate because the rest of the neck feels so nice. Boot to the head, nya nya!
     
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    LOL. So it's highly unlikely that it has a truss rod at all.

    What a waste of a good looking piece of wood. It could have at least been a table leg or something.
     
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    I'm still going to use the neck. Gonna wear off that skunk stripe heh heh. At the worst I will dissect it and see what that truss adjuster is!!
     
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    That flame is probably 'painted' too. There are videos how to do it. They wrap it with steel wire (or such), then spray with tinted lacquer (or such) ..and it leaves like shadows / flames. Looks like the pattern could fit with such treatment.
     
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