I was trying to think up a cheeky title about it coming pre-nutted, or maybe something about having a neck a vampire would love, but blah.. I’m exhausted. I ordered 3 necks, each with a different headstock design, from the Bay of Evil to go with my recent Liquid box-o-bodies purchase. I received this one (shipped from California, I believe), and I’m still waiting for 2 others to arrive. Each one was in the $30 range... I think one was $27.99, another one was $31 something. You get the idea. Are they great? Nope. Are they horrible? Nope. I got about what I paid for, in my opinion. Well, this is based only on one so far.. the other 2 aren’t here yet. Nice satiny feeling finish. I like that. Nice and flat, no lumps or bumps. Fret ends are a little prickly. Not horribly pointy, but pointy enough that I will want to take an emery board and smooth them a bit. Not the end of the world, but not perfect out of the box. It came with a nut pre installed! Who knew? I wasn’t expecting that. To my uneducated eye it looks like it’s slotted for 9’s. I ordered 297 different kinds and sizes of nuts following my “Grabbed the Wrong Nuts” thread a while back. I’m still waiting for some of them to arrive. Turns out, I didn’t need to order any of them. Although.. this one is plastic, and I did order some “fancier” options, so I may be swapping that nut out after all. The frets are not tall. I am familiar with the term “jumbo frets.” I don’t know any other terms for fret sizes, so I will just call these, “Not Jumbo.” Lol. “Normal frets”, maybe? There is no scarf joint. Go figure again! I would have sort of expected one. Weren’t scarf joints invented to make neck production more efficient, minimizing the amount of waste wood? On a “cheap” neck I would have expected to see one. Maybe I’m wrong about the scarf joint origin story. There is one little area of shipping damage, on the back, where the headstock is turning into the neck. Is this the area referred to as the “volute?” Would this neck be considered to have a volute, or would it be considered to be voluteless? Anyway, I’ll probably hit the ding with a little sand paper just to smooth it a little. As far as shipping, the neck came taped and wrapped in bubble wrap, several layers, tucked into a gray plastic mailing bag / sleeve. Not a box. Strange. Aside from the ding already mentioned, the rest of the neck looks mar-free. There is a fitting for a truss rod. Does it work? I dunno yet. Single action or double? No idea. But I will update once I fiddle with it. 22 frets with a 1 fret overhang. The listing said 57mm heel. I haven’t measured yet. Pics to follow.