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Post by Amber » Wed May 23, 2007 10:26 am

I imagine it would just be the price of a Total Vintage neck (around $190 with plain maple and rosewood) and it's $110 for the binding. I was going to go with a strat neck but I know it would bother me so much. Especially with a '65 decal.

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Post by glimmertwin » Wed May 23, 2007 11:21 am

...why couldn't you just ask a luthier to make a one off JM dots & binding neck?  Cheaper than vintage and probably a pretty easy job for most competent luthiers.

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Post by i love sharin foo » Wed May 23, 2007 11:35 am

fullerplast wrote: ILSF cut down a large CBS headstock for his Jazzblaster, and it looked great. I think he traced the JM head over it and cut it with a jigsaw or something. That would be alot of sanding if you choose to do it that way.
Yep. I traced the headstock of either my '62 or '64 and used that as a template. It was rough cut into shape with a Jigsaw and a bit used for cutting METAL. It isn't a very aggressive bit so the cutting was slow and it didn't splinter any. I then handshaped the rest using 80 grit sandpaper, then worked up to 600 or so with some filing in between.

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Post by mcjt » Wed May 23, 2007 12:44 pm

a 'pro' (22 fret) warmoth neck with maple or rosewood fretboard is $157- i have always thought it was a good price!
Add $110 for binding, and you have $267- not too shabby! you could get it with a CBS headstock and whittle it down---
they *might* even do a 21 fret version and no Gotoh side adjustor.
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Post by Amber » Wed May 23, 2007 12:46 pm

They told me they could do Total Vintage with CBS headstock AND binding.

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Post by mynameisjonas » Wed May 23, 2007 1:02 pm

Amber wrote: They told me they could do Total Vintage with CBS headstock AND binding.
really?? a few months ago i asked them if they could do a total vintage neck with CBS headstock, and they said no way.

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Post by Amber » Wed May 23, 2007 2:15 pm

I'll email back to confirm.

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Post by Amber » Thu May 24, 2007 12:29 am

Ken from Warmoth just got back to me. They had got it wrong and are sorry about the confusion. Sorry guys.  :'(

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Post by fullerplast » Thu May 24, 2007 12:50 pm

They BOTH look pretty cool:

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Post by Amber » Thu May 24, 2007 12:55 pm

Doug, I think the dots and binding looks better. The headstock still bothers me though. Personally it would keep bothering me.

Tommy at USACG told me they could do binding on a CBS headstock but it would cost about $180 more. Might be $200 I'm not sure but for the price you could sell the B+B for and the labour of sanding it down (I have a template for the headstock if you need it) might be worth it.

I took the time to do this (my photoshop skills aren't what they used to be):

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I think it looks much better.
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Post by fullerplast » Thu May 24, 2007 1:02 pm

No really...

I'm NOT looking for any other temporary neck! It would be foolish to spend any more  while I wait on a vintage neck. If there's ANY decision to be made here, it would be between this vintage B&B or this Allparts neck... but either are ONLY until a vintage neck comes along.

Not trying to be short, but this keeps coming up. I really DO appreciate the tips but my mind is made up. The whole idea here is to build a vintage guitar.

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but for the price you could sell the B+B for
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Post by Amber » Thu May 24, 2007 1:07 pm

If you get rid of the allparts neck I might be interested in it.

To be honest, it's gonna look good whatever you do.

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Post by RumorsOFsurF » Thu May 24, 2007 1:39 pm

Blocks all the way!!  That neck is a beauty!! :? :? :? :?
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Post by fullerplast » Thu May 24, 2007 1:47 pm

RumorsOFsurF wrote: Blocks all the way!!  That neck is a beauty!! :? :? :? :?
Yeah... and it's in GREAT condition too;  finish, frets, logo, nut, everything!

I'm curious to play the A width. It feels pretty cool just holding it (w/o strings).

It was once on a factory refin. It had a name, some numbers, and LPB stamped on the bottom of the heel.
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Post by StevenO » Thu May 24, 2007 2:01 pm

I think I kind of like how it looks with the blocks and binding MORE so than with the dots and binding, and I love dots and binding necks. It just sort of looks as though the dots and binding neck is....missing something about it that makes you go "what a beauty!". Often times blocks and binding guitars look too busy for the guitar, for me, but this one doesn't. Everything looks good!

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