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Warmoth Bodies

Post by j mascis » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:21 pm

Hey all, a few questions:

How accurate are the curves on the Warmoth bodies? In the photos on their site they look a bit off. Maybe too deep.
How do the chambered bodies sound?
Are the hardware slots drilled for AVRI/American specs?

Thanks!

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by smjenkins » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:30 am

If you want accurate, you don't want Warmoth. Most obviously, the bridge pickup is closer to the neck than Fender JMs to accomodate a bunch of different bridge options. Also, the tummy cut is different. It's less deep. In the pic below the Warmoth body is on the left and a more traditional JM body is on the right. Also, due to the bridge pickup location difference and the desire for more bridge options, the Warmoth JM pickguard doesn't cover the bridge thimbles. I ended up getting a custom pg made for my Warmoth to make it look more traditional. That process is detailed in this thread: http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 03#p798103

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 am

Would you mind posting a full pic of the left one (blue with body binding). Thank you! :)

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by j mascis » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 am

smjenkins wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:30 am
If you want accurate, you don't want Warmoth. Most obviously, the bridge pickup is closer to the neck than Fender JMs to accomodate a bunch of different bridge options. Also, the tummy cut is different.
Great, thank you. The tummy cut is what I noticed most.
Do you know which after market maker has the most accurate curves/tummy cut?

Is there any way to order a body directly from Fender? I looked around and didn't even see that option on their custom shop.
The one thing I don't like about my first build is the tummy cut seems shallow, and it makes the guitar "pop out" a bit in the belly area. I guess I need to lose a few lbs.

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by smjenkins » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am

MayTheFuzzBeWithYou wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:13 am
Would you mind posting a full pic of the left one (blue with body binding). Thank you! :)
Pics available in the bound offset feed!

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 0#p1487888

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by smjenkins » Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:39 am

j mascis wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:06 am

Do you know which after market maker has the most accurate curves/tummy cut?
I think Guitar Mill's JM is close. https://guitarmill.com/guitarmill/produ ... itar-body/

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by mbene085 » Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:14 am

Can confirm that my Warmoth JM body is on the thick and fluffy side, like a JM retaining water weight or something.

It was my first JM so I didn't notice 10 years ago when I got it, but once someone pointed it out and I compared it directly to another one the differences were clear.

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by MayTheFuzzBeWithYou » Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:39 pm

smjenkins wrote:
Thu Jan 10, 2019 8:37 am

Pics available in the bound offset feed!

http://www.offsetguitars.com/forums/vie ... 0#p1487888
Thank you, I knew I've already seen it somewhere at some point! Oh how I do love that thread!

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by hpr_hpr » Sun Jan 20, 2019 3:53 pm

Try USA custom guitars http://www.usacustomguitars.com/bodies/guitar/ . They claim the routing is F standard and will take those parts without modification. The body I have from them is a dead ringer for the squier JM I have ... can't speak for the rest of routs as it's a custom with a wraparound bridge and prails pickups.
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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by Horsefeather » Mon Jan 21, 2019 1:12 am

Warmoth isn't big on accuracy, in general. Their Tele headstock shape sucks ass, as I was disappointed to learn after spending hundreds of dollars...

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by kdanie » Mon Jan 21, 2019 9:15 am

As compared to WHICH tele headstock?? Go to the last page and see an overlay of SOME Fender headstocks...

https://docs.google.com/viewer?a=v&pid= ... MjNiM2NmNA

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by valley_parade » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:43 am

Holy Toledo, I would have figured Fender had all that standardized by now.

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Re: Warmoth Bodies

Post by Horsefeather » Mon Jan 21, 2019 11:44 am

As compared to every one of them. I have that entire set printed out, trying to figure out how to salvage the Warmoth shape. The main issue is that the transition from the tuner side edge to the tip of the headstock is droopy. Which means there isn't wood there to allow reshaping.

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