Musikraft necks recently?

Discussion in 'Other T-Types and Partscasters' started by klasher, May 11, 2019.

  1. klasher

    klasher Tele-Holic

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    Anybody order a replacement neck from Musikraft recently? Have you been happy with the product/service?
     
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    Yep, all good as usual.
     

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    They had been my go-to for some time, but I have found them harder to deal with in recent years. They have shifted largely to O.E.M. work, discontinued products and options (including ebony boards – WTF?), stopped doing so much custom work, etc.

    Now, I try to get what I need at Guitar Mill, and if I can't, then I go to Musikraft. That means all bass necks I get come from Musikraft, as Guitar Mill does not make them. I actually have a single-piece maple neck on order from Musikraft as I type...but three guitar necks on order from Guitar Mill. All would be from Guitar Mill if they made bass necks.
     
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    So on Musikraft's site they say they no longer do full lacquer finishing, but they still offer aged oil finishing with two coats of clear oil handrubbed over that. Will a neck finished that way need to be further sealed after it's delivered to me?
     
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    Yep, a bass, a strat completed and a tele on order. I like them.
     
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    I had gotten a couple of USACG necks that arrived noticeably larger than specified. So I just got a Musikraft neck (arrived about a month ago). Size is spot on and the thin lacquer sealer feels great. I have no plan to add more finish, but I wouldn't know what to add if I did. The website interface isn't super satisfying, but it got the job done.
     
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    Ive been buying from Musikraft for 12 yrs. or maybe more. I haven't had not one single problem or concern. I always get what I order.
     
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    I got the thin lacquer sealer on my first 2 necks and finished with several coats of clear lacquer aerosols from stew mac. Started with tinted clear to get desired color then finished with regular clear. Came out great.

    Also I got both necks with holes drilled and fitted to Warmoth bodies with holes also predrilled and the fit was perfect. Better than I have see on Fender factory quitars which I don't quite understand.
     
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    Really like the look of those necks! what finish did you have put on them? Im goin for something similar
     
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    I used pure tung oil. Takes a while to fully dry but feels really nice.
     
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    Sounds ready to go. Sounds nice, too.
     
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    checked Guitar Mill website, apparently a neck with all my fav options, is actually more expensive than a Musikraft neck with the same specs (SS frets, compound radius). $564 vs $380. Is it normal or am I missing smth?
     
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    What specs are you talking about? Guitar Mill is a bit pricier, but usually not $180 pricier.
     
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    Recently bought one for a parts caster project, it was EXACTLY what I wanted, very happy with it!
     
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    I bought a neck a few months ago (my second one) and was satisfied! Below is a video discussing the specs, pros, and cons:

     
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    I know a guy who did make few Partcasters with their necks. He didn't say anything bad about them. So I guess they are descent.
     
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    I was the Fretguy for 13 years. Had to move on to my own thing eventually. Love them all dearly but times definitely changed. Had they have utilized my skills to the upmost of ability I’m sure it would have been different. Most companies hold an Exit interview to find out what what went wrong . Seems they were happy to see me go. 13 years of service and they didn’t bat an eyelid of there only fret guy leaving. What a waste of years is all I can think now to be honest.
     
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    Dang. That's tough. Well, I'm sure alot of folks out there have enjoyed the necks you worked on through all those years.
     
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    I like the musickraft neck I have. Bought it raw and finished it myself.
    Its a fine neck.
     
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