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Old 01-21-2013, 07:00 PM   #1
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Good neck source?

The title pretty much says it all, I'm looking for a good neck supplier that isn't exorbitantly expensive. I was looking at warmoth but I just don'g have $250 for a neck. Does anyone know where I might get a 7 string baritone neck?
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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That isnt a common type of neck. You are probably not going to find another place that has one cheaper.
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Old 01-21-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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That isnt a common type of neck. You are probably not going to find another place that has one cheaper.

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You can always build your own for <$100
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Old 01-21-2013, 10:37 PM   #4
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I actually could do that, , seeing as the body I have is made of plywood, maybe I'll go buy a 2x4 to make it from . In all reality, what'll probably end up happening is I'll get get the wood-working bug, get my piece of black walnut planed to a flat surface, then get a piece of interestingly figured wood to match my interestingly figured black walknut and make a 2 piece body.

I don't have any tools for neck making, no radius blocks or things like that. I guess I could just go at it with a sander till it feels right.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:53 PM   #5
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I don't have any tools for neck making, no radius blocks or things like that. I guess I could just go at it with a sander till it feels right.


No. no.
No, you wont go at it with a sander. That will not work in any way.
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Old 01-21-2013, 11:57 PM   #6
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then what do you suggest? If I'm going to go spend $300 on luthiers tools I might as well just go buy the neck that I can't afford.
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Just trying to save you some time and frustration man. You cant just make a neck with big random tools. It has to be made with precision.

Honestly, you are probably best off getting a warmoth neck.
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Old 01-22-2013, 12:35 AM   #8
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I wasn't attempting to sound short, I've been doing that alot lately, sorry. I might just go buy an extended scale 7 string I found for $200 and take the neck from that.
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Old 01-22-2013, 01:55 AM   #9
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Don't let these guys discourage you, I've been absent for a long time, but they are still the same gear-heads as ever.

I'd suggest trying to build whatever the heck you want, worst case scenario, you'll end up learning something. Best case? You'll have a neck to your liking AND experience.

Think about it.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:38 AM   #10
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If you did try to radius the fretboard, don't just sand it.

Print of some radius guides and cut them out. Plane fretboard 'til it matches.
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Get a spokeshave for radiusing the neck. They are buttcheap and work great. Do the rough outline with that and file and then start sanding it smooth. Building a neck is not as troublesome as it seems. Just make sure you move at a pace approriate to you and remember, measure thrice cut once. I didn't and know my selfbuild neck has asymetric holes for the tuners
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Get a spokeshave for radiusing the neck. They are buttcheap and work great. Do the rough outline with that and file and then start sanding it smooth. Building a neck is not as troublesome as it seems. Just make sure you move at a pace approriate to you and remember, measure thrice cut once. I didn't and know my selfbuild neck has asymetric holes for the tuners


You can only use a spokeshave on it if it isnt already slotted, or else it will chip the slots.

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Unless you and the original poster are talking about the BACK of the neck. Which isnt commonly paired with "radiusing".
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Ah sorry misread that. I meant the back of the neck yes. I don't know much about radiusing at all but the world wide interwebs surely will supply with whatever knowledge you need.
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You can only use a spokeshave on it if it isnt already slotted, or else it will chip the slots.

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Unless you and the original poster are talking about the BACK of the neck. Which isnt commonly paired with "radiusing".

I will probably end up buying/making a radius block, From what I can tell, it appears as though they draw a circle defined by the radius of the block, then take a segment of it. To elaborate, I believe the way this goes is that a 7 1/4 radius block would be made from a circle with a 14.5" diameter, then they take a segment of that and put some sanding material on the bottom. Would I be correct on this assumption?

I plan on shaping the neck with tedious detail with a sander, to an Ibanez-esque profile that's almost flat. and buying maybe a couple fingerboard tools. I think I already actually have a slotting saw.
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www.stewmac.com have wood radius blocks for as low as $9ish and they also have aluminum radius blocs also
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not quite sure how I missed that, for some reason all I could find was the $130 aluminum one, and I'll be damned if I'm going to spend $130 on a fret tool I'll use once.
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