I had exactly one Fender Strat sold it after a couple of month and started building partscasters - there is no way back, ever!
wood acts differently in different climates - it’s not all the manufactureres fault
does any one know where to find a template for a conversion scale neck.
The regular fret spacing calculator for 24.75 from SM is not accurate obviously. After the 21st there should be a much smaller gap.
I measured the Warmoth conversion scale neck and got the following (rough)...
that would be incorrect for a 1961 neck for all I know. It it was introduced with the veneer fingerboard.
courtesy of precbsguitars
Here is what I would order if I were the OP
that is 725 bucks for a Neck without finish and incorrect dots
Colortones "Straw" dye or "aged clear" laquer...
particularly if you consider what "luthier supply" shops charge for it - a lot less
it will probably be cheaper to ask some builders in your area if the could build you a custom neck with vintage accurate clay dots
Slab, Brazilian Rosewood
59 Truss Rod, Single Acting
Wide Dot Spacing at 12th Fret
- if you want to get real specific, install your own "vulcanized fibre dots" because the "real aged clay" is not vintage accurate
- Narrow Nut width, 7,5" Radius, .8 to .95 Thickness...
nope you are perfectly fine - everything else will pass. Ever wondered why the Ebook market never really caught on?
And the greatest benefit - the good old, vintage stuff costs even less than new ones - tell that to guitar sellers!
I recommend 1984 and Brave new world - never been more current!
came across this from Kinmans website and found it quite interesting. What do you guys think?
"Personally I dislike anything other than the single-bent-truss rod used on traditional Strats.
The double expander or under-and-over rod as it is sometimes called presents a number of disadvantages...
bought the ABM PVS saddles cause I did not like the look of highwood.
I think the Fender were 2,8g for each saddle the ABM are 3,7g.
When inquiring about the hardness of their steel they told me it was a secret.
Which is pretty ridicolous as if someone is going to copy their product - because...