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FDP Forum / Guitar Mods, Repairs, and Projects / Best Warmoth experience yet, and GFS tuners.

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San Diego, CA USA

Aug 18th, 2019 02:15 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a number of guitars that I have built with Warmoth necks. All of the necks have been great, but all have required some fret leveling with usually 6 to 8 frets being off when checked with a fret rocker.

My wife gave me a new Warmoth roasted maple strat style neck with SS frets, as a birthday gift, and I pulled it out of the box yesterday to get the set up process going. It was the closest to perfect out of the box that I've had a Warmoth neck be. I found just 3 frets that were off, and they were just marginally so. It literally took me about 10 minutes to do the check, tape them off, and do the spot leveling, crowning, and polishing of those frets. I could not be happier.

Also, I have been a fan of Sperzel tuners, but I have now tried several sets of GFS Sperzel style staggered height locking tuners. They have all been really good quality. The regular price is $36 a set, but GFS regularly runs sales with at least a 10% discount, so even better pricing is available. I could not be happier with the tuners either!

GFS Sperzel style staggered post locking tuners.

(This message was last edited by Tinkerer at 04:16 PM, Aug 18th, 2019)

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Aug 18th, 2019 02:30 PM   Edit   Profile  

I’ve used those tuners a lot. They are my go-to for lockers.

The last Warmoth neck I bought (Reverend Mikey has it now) only had two frets that were just a hair high. Like you, it’s usually more. 4-6 for me, it seems.

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Aug 18th, 2019 02:33 PM   Edit   Profile  

FWIW - it is a roasted maple Tele neck.

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