Please help! Should I be concerned about a neck warping?

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  1. klasher

    klasher Tele-Holic

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    Please help! I just bought a brand new fender tele neck, mint. It's off of a new fender tele, it's got a vintage tint and a glossy clear coat. I picked it up yesterday but left it in my trunk overnight and my car was parked out in the street. It was in a box and wrapped in bubble wrap. I pulled it out this morning. The outside of the car had a fair amount of dew, but the neck and box felt dry and everything else in the car felt dry too. Should I be concerned about warpage at all? thanks!
     
  2. tubejockey

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    Don't worry about it til it happens. Necks usually warp because they were not dry before cutting and finishing. Fender necks are usually well dried. If the finish is still intact you have nothing to worry about.
     
  3. red57strat

    red57strat Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    It'll be fine. I'd be more concerned if you did that on a hot sunny day.
     
  4. Stubee

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    Many a complete Telecaster has been left overnight in a trunk in far worse conditions than that. Don't worry about it.
     
  5. klasher

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    Awesome, thanks all!
     
  6. danpan

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    No
     
  7. old goat

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    Necks warp because of internal stresses that are released when the wood is milled. Anyone who has ripped a board and watch the pieces bow as it comes off the saw knows this. Anyone who has thickness planed a board by taking all the excess wood off one side knows this (guilty). While wood can warp during the drying process I highly doubt that any major manufacturer is using improperly dried wood. Their wood is all going to be treated the same; if they were using wet wood all the necks would warp.
     
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    If it does move a little, the truss rod is there to fix it.
     
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