Nnd - Wd Music Neck

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  1. Tiga

    Tiga Well-Known Member

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    So....New Neck Day! During the latest 20% off everything coupon sale at Ebay I picked up a WD Tele neck from Stratosphere. It came today (a day early no less) and I'm pretty stoked about it. Some of you may remember I purchased a Mighty Mite neck from MF for my Barncaster project a few months ago. It was a V-shaped neck that looked great but didn't meet muster. It had a smaller nut width than advertised and had a much thinner profile. That coupled with the V-shape made it very odd and uncomfortable to hold - it went back.

    The WD Music neck I got today is a completely different animal. It's advertised as having a 1 11/16" nut width and although I haven't taken measurements yet - it sure feels spot on. It's got a nice beefy feel to it - I'd guess around .86 to .87" at the 1st fret. My first thought was this profile reminds me of my Squier '51 neck - this is a good thing. The frets are nicely done with no sharp edges. The back of the neck is sanded with no finish - feels very very nice.

    This has re-energized me for completing this project. Here's a few pictures.
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    Feels good in my hand bump
     
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    idiotsdelight Well-Known Member

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    Lookin good.

    How thick was the V profile?

    I've noticed it's not so much the nut width but the neck thickness if coupled with a narrow nut. If it's around that .87+ & a 1 5/8" I can deal with it. Any thinner in the neck depth dept & it's a strange sensation.
     
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    The Mighty Mite V-neck was only around .8 - .81 thick. Way to skinny for a v-shape IMHO. This WD neck is actually C-shape - very comfortable.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Noice, would even look good upside down on my El Cheapo lefty special. that neck needs swapping tiny frets and 14" radius doesn't work for me.
     
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    Here is what it looks like on the body.

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    I get all my necks from the Stratosphere... Haven't tried a WD neck though, I usually go with Allparts.
     
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    I almost went with the Allparts "Chunky" neck. .97" at the first fret - whoa! Maybe the next project.
     
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    What a beautiful fretboard on that thing! You scored big. Goes great with the body too. I look forward to seeing the completed build.
     
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    How much?
     
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    If I recall it was $110 - 20% = $88 + $17 shipping for a total of $105.
     
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    Thank You. I may get one of those for my Squier.
     
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    i can vouch for WD. i was lucky enough that when i got out of the military and back to my home town, my first job was at WD (they are based here) and they really are great people who know their stuff. and believe it or not, its pretty much a mom and pop operation. which is nice to know your supporting that. i hope you really like your neck.
     
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    If it feels like a Squier '51 neck, then I'd be very interested in the model number...
     
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    appreciate the review! i may be in need of a replacement strat neck at some point..
     
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    I've not measured my '51 neck but have it disassembled for a new nut. My hand agrees with it though.

    The $47 (-15%-20% off)IRIN strat I bought has a neck thickness of .90 at the 1st, something I wasn't expecting. Crazy.
     
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    SEXY!!!!
     
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