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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / "Hi....Goncalo Alves, Pledge President."

Peegoo
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If irritation occurs

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Jul 20th, 2019 12:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

The neck came in for the chestnut Tele project. It is a peach: typical Warmoth superb quality. I'll level and polish the frets and do a custom headstock decal for it.

Goncalo needs no finish, but since I'm adding a decal I'll do a clear finish on the face of the headstock.

The ebony is super tight grained and very dark with no stain on it.

I went with goncalo because of the color of the chestnut blank; it contains browns and tans, with no reds or yellows. I wanted the neck to be dark in color with pronounced grain to compliment the chestnut. The pickguard will be black; that's why I chose ebony for the fretboard.

Warmoth makes the best neck in the business.

Neck and neck

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 02:49 PM, Jul 20th, 2019)

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Jul 20th, 2019 02:06 PM   Edit   Profile  

That's going be nice! Keep us posted.

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Jul 20th, 2019 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Wow, I want one of those. That neck alone is an inspiration.



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Jul 20th, 2019 02:25 PM   Edit   Profile  

Great neck!

wrnchbndr

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Jul 20th, 2019 04:01 PM   Edit   Profile  

Oooooh!


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The Escalator
Jul 20th, 2019 05:10 PM   Edit   Profile  

What neck profile?

Peegoo
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Jul 20th, 2019 06:47 PM   Edit   Profile  

It's an SRV; see notes under the linked pic.

I usually prefer the '59 roundback, but this time I thought I'd try a very minor variation on that carve.

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The Escalator
Jul 20th, 2019 07:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

I got distracted by the pictures.

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Jul 21st, 2019 05:59 AM   Edit   Profile  

10-16 radius? That's a beaut. I've had the Fatback, Boat, 59 and slim but never the SRV. Intrigued.

SonicBlue

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Jul 21st, 2019 06:16 AM   Edit   Profile  

Lovely piece of wood.

Does it register on anyone's OCD-O-Meter that the grain is very nearly aligned with the neck ;-)

Peegoo
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Jul 21st, 2019 06:32 AM   Edit   Profile  

It's a *little* off, but it's quartersawn so it should be rock solid. It has the Gotoh side-adjust truss rod which I really like. I've been using the side-adjusts in my builds for more than 10 years and they always work flawlessly.

The mother of pearl dots on the ebony look fantastic.

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Jul 21st, 2019 11:21 AM   Edit   Profile  

I never seem to find that truss rod adjustment option when I build a neck through them.

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Jul 21st, 2019 04:55 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo, was the neck one that you specially ordered, or found on their showcase?

Peegoo
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Jul 21st, 2019 07:56 PM   Edit   Profile  

I was going to order one to spec, but I looked in their showcase and they had this one, without frets. It saved about $100 in cost.

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Jul 22nd, 2019 12:38 AM   Edit   Profile  

Personally, I dig a Strat headstock on a Tele.



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Jul 22nd, 2019 08:39 AM   Edit   Profile  

I'm shooting matte-finish lacquer on the headstock for the decal...I don't want it to be glossy. It's looking pretty good.

Edited to add pic

(This message was last edited by Peegoo at 12:58 PM, Jul 22nd, 2019)

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Jul 26th, 2019 03:48 PM   Edit   Profile  

Warmoth does make great stuff. That neck is a work of art in itself. I like the minimalist decal! Can't wait to see the finished product.

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