I'm actually kinda really considering Sound Guitar. I'm pretty sure that's where Danocaster gets his necks from - the headstock shape is identical, and I actually kinda dig the slight difference in the curve, that little extra notch. I know he used to get his necks from USACG, and most of the guys from there are now at Sound Guitar, so it makes sense that the headstocks are the same shape/quality. I know Dan Kirn buys his necks from Sound Guitar and he's pretty serious about this stuff.BrendanP wrote: ↑Wed Apr 15, 2020 4:44 pm
I have bought from all three of these sources. My current Jaguar neck came from Sound Guitar Works. Awesome quality. I went with a full 1" boat profile, jumbo frets and binding. For the headstock work, I found an accurate-looking headstock shape on the internet, printed it to scale, trimmed it with scissors and taped it to the face of my headstock. I then traced the outline with a sharp pencil and used a coarse grit drum sanding attachment on my drill press ($10 at hardware store) to remove the bulky areas. Then I sat in front of the TV with a sanding block, sand paper and a few small files. An hour later and it's done. Easy. That's what I did with all my USACG necks. It's hard to screw up.
@Jaguar018, @Deed_poll, @kingmedicine
All super helpful, I really appreciate the feedback. @Deed, I've taken yr advice about the Warmoth vintage construction very seriously. I think what it comes down to is really about how fast I wanna get this. Warmoth is getting back to me super fast, they have a 4 week turnaround, and are super awesome to deal with. Sound Guitar has been really nice, but a bit slower in their replies, they're saying 6-8 weeks. The Danocaster/Kirn endorsements mean a lot, for sure.