Anyone Ever Receive A Neck From Warmoth With...

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  1. grumpah

    grumpah Strat-Talk Member

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    Holes in the heels for no apparent reason? The truss rod adjuster is at the head stock and these holes are approximately 3/4" deep.

    I tried contacting Warmoth but have yet to receive a response.

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    Duane_the_tub Strat-O-Master

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    They've had some turnover in their customer service department recently. Call Jeff Bridges, the department head, at 253-845-0403 and he should be able to help you.
     
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    Chmason85 Strat-Talker

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    That’s real strange, the only thing I can maybe imagine is that they were destined to be vintage style necks with the heel truss adjustment but got changed to the headstock adjustment at the last minute?
     
  4. grumpah

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    I didn't make any changes to the order.
     
  5. grumpah

    grumpah Strat-Talk Member

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    Thank you, I will give him a call.
     
  6. stratocarlster

    stratocarlster Most Honored Senior Member

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    That neck should have been sold as a factory second
     
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    I meant it was already done so they grabbed something and turned it into your order perhaps
     
  8. Engine Swap

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    I got a new neck from them 2 weeks ago and this thread made me take a look.

    Mine has the hole too - didn't notice. Mine was a special order, not a showcase item. Not a showstopper, but curious to hear the answer.

    EDIT: Answer from Warmoth Forum
     
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    My 24-3/4" conversion neck came with such a hole. I figured it was used during the manufacture, possibly as a holder. I stuck an appropriately sized dowel in that hole to hold the neck while I sprayed it with polyurethane. No way does it indicate a factory second IMO.

    I hope when you hear back from Warmoth you will post the result.

    TP

    Aha! An index hole. Thanks.
     
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    It's an index hole for the jig.
     
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    my tele neck is like that and works perfectly
     
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    I know that couldn't be the actor Jeff Bridges, right? :p
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    mine has that hole as well.. neck is great.. made it way lighter! lol
     
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    This would be my guess as well.

    Mahogany neck, with hole. About 1.5 inches in there is a what looks to be a mahogany plug.

    This is a Gibson style neck.

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    It’s a stash hole for the apocalypse.
     
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    Yes, he is one of the most iconic actors of his generation who has earned many millions of dollars, but his real passion is answering complaints from obsessive compulsive weirdos about aftermarket guitar necks.
     
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    index hole? the hole is pretty large to be an index hole. Looks to me like a truss rod hole. Probably to make it easier for setup if someone orders a vintage truss rod adjustment, the hole is already centered and ready to bore.
    I use to build custom cabinetry/woodworking and it looked interesting to me :)
     
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    I like the idea of a place to stash a chip in case it is ever stolen,,but you can hardly give parts casters away. Who's going to steal it?
     
  20. grumpah

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    I decided to glue in plugs I made from the head stock shaping trimmings. Just so happened I had the correct size plug cutter from a previous project.

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