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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Is there a 50's style Fender neck with 22 frets?

mroulier
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May 22nd, 2018 05:40 AM   Edit   Profile  

And a standard thin neck profile??
I'm trying to get my '52 Reissue to be easier on the hands, but still look correct! Anything with the 'big' logo is right out!

And yes, I could go Warmoth, but I'm not good with finishes! And a misplaced logo never looks good...

Leftee
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May 22nd, 2018 06:41 AM   Edit   Profile  

I bet someone here would fix up a Warmoth neck for you.

Pinetree
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May 22nd, 2018 06:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

Warmoth necks are awesome, and there's no need to finish them.

Are you more concerned with how it plays, or the logo is the question.




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May 22nd, 2018 07:02 AM   Edit   Profile  

IF you get a maple neck that's finished.

There are some woods that you can leave bare, like bubinga, kingwood, and lemonwood.

But yeah--if you want a decal on there, it needs a shot of finish over it to keep it there when it rains beer and BBQ sauce.


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May 22nd, 2018 07:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Warmoth has Tele necks in stock starting at $157 that would meet your needs. I bet someone here would hep a bruddah out.

I am not a decal guy or I'd do it.

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May 22nd, 2018 08:04 AM   Edit   Profile  

It would appear 22 frets is not an option on a Warmoth vintage spec neck. A vintage radius (7.25)is not an option on the vintage/modern neck but 22 frets is an option.

(This message was last edited by littleuch at 10:05 AM, May 22nd, 2018)

ejm

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May 22nd, 2018 10:09 AM   Edit   Profile  

I don't understand. What are you specifically looking for?

A 50's style Fender neck is not thin nor does it have 22 frets.
They are generally thicker profiles, 7.25 radius, and 21 frets.
Are you more concerned with the decal and having it "look" correct?
(For the record, I'm probably not the only one that wished that they offered 22 frets with a 7.25 radius. Then again, I can't remember the last time I fingered that last fret anyway.)

Finishing a maple neck: You don't HAVE to.
Yes, the maple fingerboard may get "dirty" over time and not look brand spankin' new.
Warmoth states on their site that they will not honor a warranty if you don't finish it.
They state somewhere that about 10% of their unfinished necks eventually may not hold up.
That means that 90% of them do.

I have a Clapton Strat that I had refretted about 10-15 years ago.
I specifically asked that they not respray it.
I had intentions of doing my own oil type finish job, but never did.
It has held up fine.
I don't have any humidifiers or climate controlling devices in my home.
Others may have differing experiences or opinions, but my gut tells me that as long as you don't shower with your guitar, or use it to paddle a canoe, or leave it outside or in direct sunlight 24/7, you should be fine.

I have no experience with Warmoth necks, but many times I have been oh so tempted.

(This message was last edited by ejm at 12:13 PM, May 22nd, 2018)

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May 22nd, 2018 10:53 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've never put on a 22 fret neck that didn't require some attention where the bottom of the extended fretboard meets the pickguard. I prefer 21 fret necks unless it's a set neck guitar.

"but I'm not good with finishes!"

The 2nd neck I ever finished is a Warmoth boatneck that I felt was just too vee'd for me. A friend had done an exceptional job finishing it initially. I stripped it and sanded the back of the neck down to where I liked it. Then I sprayed multiple coats, alternating between Stew Mac's aged clear and clear gloss. It came out really well, I even deglossed it some to match the look of the guitar it went on.

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May 22nd, 2018 01:13 PM   Edit   Profile  

"I don't understand. What are you specifically looking for?"

I want a neck that is standard thin, with 22 frets and modern 9.5" or 10" FB radius that has vintage-y amber tint and a period correct Fender 50's logo.

So like a 57 Chevy with cruise control, sat nav, airbags, and power seats. It LOOKS correct, but has modern comforts! :)

My 52 Reissue still looks "new", so I don't need any sort of 'road worn' or 'closet classic'. I guess I can go Warmoth, they do a good job on the amber tint thing....and at least try a logo! Worst case, I sand off and re-spray with the rattle cans from Reranch and leave off the logo.

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May 22nd, 2018 04:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Warmoth 10-16 compound radius neck is super awesome.

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