#1
I'm getting a new neck for my Jim root Telecaster, to make it more custom to me. I was hoping to get some advice/ Opinions

Stainless steel Frets to splurge or not to splurge? Is the difference Noticeable?

Graphite nut or White corian. Whats the Difference anyway?

I'm going with a maple neck, Jackson headstock, I'm trying to decide if it would look better on this guitar (satin black) to go with ebony fingerboard or maple.

Thanks
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#3
make sure you get one that is the same scale length
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#4
why would u replace a neck on a MIA Fender those are good?
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#5
Just replace the nut, not the entire neck. Idk why you would replace a neck on an MIA Fender. If you wanted a Tele-shaped double-HB guitar, you shouldve gone with a Schecter PT. Much cheaper, you could switch out the pickups, and it already comes with a maple neck/fretboard. Why would you spend so much money on a artist model MIA Fender just for the body basically?
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Typical UG thread:

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I'm getting a new neck for my Jim root Telecaster, to make it more custom to me. I was hoping to get some advice/ Opinions

Stainless steel Frets to splurge or not to splurge? Is the difference Noticeable?

They last longer. If you don't want to go in for a fret dress every few years, and a re fret eventually, then get them. They are just harder metal.


Graphite nut or White corian. Whats the Difference anyway?

The colour... White corian self lubricates a bit better. However, with the lack of a trem, graphite is fine. It's up to what colour you want.

I'm going with a maple neck, Jackson headstock, I'm trying to decide if it would look better on this guitar (satin black) to go with ebony fingerboard or maple.

If the guitar is black, might I suggest a maple fretboard? It will give you some variation and contrast, which will look good.

Thanks

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Now, let me say that I would like you to encourage local business and get a neck built by one of the two guys in my sig. They're probably cheaper than warmoth depending on what options you want and where you live.

Secondly, I don't think a jackson headstock will suit that guitar, but it's all up to you.

Thirdly, I think you should build your own neck, because it's fun, kind of easy, and reall rewarding.
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Typical UG thread:

Q: Help me pick things.

A: You're wrong.

What? You guys are ridiculous. Help this guy with what he wants.



Now, let me say that I would like you to encourage local business and get a neck built by one of the two guys in my sig. They're probably cheaper than warmoth depending on what options you want and where you live.

Secondly, I don't think a jackson headstock will suit that guitar, but it's all up to you.

Thirdly, I think you should build your own neck, because it's fun, kind of easy, and reall rewarding.


Thanks for the opinions and the advice, and for actually answering my question, instead of being an assbag. Further more, I didn't pay anything for the guitar it was a trade. Once again thanks to you sir
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#8
On the frets, it depends how much you play. EVH puts stainless steel frets on his new guitars because they don't wear down nearly as fast as standard frets
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#9
Otter, Graphite is better for lubrication than Corian... corian is just plastic.
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Dude, you put graphite in um... locks I think? as lube.
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