A review of the Warmoth Neck and Body. The Compound Radius I had no idea what to expect with the compound radius since I’d never played one before, but now, having played this guitar for over a month, I can see no reason in having more guitars made with compound radii. It would be nice if Warmoth offered a few different compound radius options. Because of this I thought I might order my next neck from them. Unfortunately my next guitar will be a 24 fretter, but USACG don’t do 24 fret necks! I’m stuck between the proverbial rock and hard place. Frets and Fretwork Many reviews on the net report that Warmoth do dodgy fretwork. As far as I can tell, the fretwork is as good as can be expected without them knowing your string gauge, neck relief, nut preference and action. The frets are level and smooth, which is all one can ask for.
Neck Profile When ordering the neck I wasn’t sure exactly what neck thickness I was after. Whereas others want giant baseball bat necks that they could hold with their entire palm. I played safe with a standard thin. In hindsight, I really don’t think that the neck thickness is as big a deal as some people think. My only issue is that the neck pocket was too small for the neck. I realise that if I had been ordering a replacement body, that it’d be impossible for them to ensure that the neck would fit, since different necks are made to different tolerances. In Warmoth’s defence, they do understand that neck pocket size can be hit and miss, and will re-rout the neck pocket free of charge if you send it back to them. The only problem with that is that I live in Australia and there was no way I was sending it all the way back to the U. But as for the quality of the work, I’m perfectly happy.
If this site is helpful to you please consider supporting this site. There you can donate or find out about my store. This way others can benefit from the answers, and anyone can join in the discussion. I’ve bought quite a few parts from Warmoth over the years. A while back, I put in an order, tried to use my wife’s credit card, not only did Ken Warmoth turn it down, but he was very nasty about it. I had five necks that I was not happy with. In their favor, they picked out some very nice pieces.
I could scratch it with my fingernail. I have no plans to build any more guitars, so won’t be ordering any more parts from Warmoth, but I wanted people to know that I’ve had numerous problems with this company. I’m most disgusted with their customer service, and Ken Warmoth’s crappy attitude. I will just take the time, to say not everyone can be completely happy all the time. I however have had nothing but good times with warmoth. Cary even stayed late one night to help me over the phone, with a very minor issue I was having. A moment in time worthy only of solitude. A stranger not meant for another to see.
Lived in the night so his wickedness way. The body counts rise, the ratings will soar. Counting the lies and keeping the score. Look at the light based on faith that deserts you. You are the hunted, the victim, the prey and the fallen. A lamb in the line has been lead to the slaughter. Another to join all the ghosts from before.
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