For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding. The 59 roundback seems much smaller that the real item from my experience. Recommended. I have 3 Warmoth necks. (Or to flip that around, you might find you clumsily take off too much.). The ones that I've played are more like the boat neck and fat back. Kind of like your memory of your hot ex-girlfrend as opposed to actually bumping into her one day in the supermarket parking lot and finding out that she has a pile of kids and gained 50 pounds. You might want to see if you can find out how deep the rod is seated in that neck, barring that I would go with the advice of Ken Warmoth who built a guitar or two in his time. Depending on what your definition of a '59 roundback' is and how accurately you can perform your reshaping, you might find you are unable to safely take as much off as you want. A friend of mine has a '58 Strat, and I've never been a Strat guy before, but that was the best playing guitar I've ever had the luck to get my hands on...and the neck felt fanfreakingtastic! I'd always shyed away from Fat and Boat profile necks as being a little too chunky for my taste, but the Roundback … To reiterate my experience, going from 1" to .95" should be possible, Sanding down a Boatneck to a 59 Roundback, Re: Sanding down a Boatneck to a 59 Roundback, Quote from: vp101 on October 05, 2020, 12:59:40 AM, Control is an Illusion, it was created by the CIA. I have a pair of digital callipers so will utilise them for measuring neck thickness. Quote from: vp101 on October 05, 2020, 12:59… I had asked the same thing, Ken Warmoth replied and explained the risk. Thanks folks. I wouldn't call it a V, it doesn't feel like a V. I love it - I've never been able to try a '59, and tried a Fatback only briefly on someone else's guitar. It plays and feels great. I have a fatback and a 59. I love fat/chunky necks and echo the two previous posters. I can't imagine I'd be able to tell the difference, certainly not "tons"... also, if you are getting a roasted flame maple neck you might not want to get a rosewood fretboard at all. Kind of like your memory of your hot ex-girlfrend as opposed to actually bumping into her one day in the supermarket parking lot and finding out that she has a pile of kids and gained 50 pounds. If you have too much resistance there's a good chance of causing a crack across the tuner holes. I had the Wolfgang first. The BEST Aftermarket Strat Guitar Necks You Can Buy at ANY Price | Closeup Review | Tony Mckenzie - Duration: 16:13. tonymckenziecom 55,451 views You need to ream out the holes and use a slightly larger drill bit for the screws. ....I kinda feel like it would be tons better if it was .95" instead of a full inch. My son ran into Rev. All I can say, is wow! The Fatback is noticeably bigger, similar to some of the chunkier offerings on Gibson 57/58 reissue Les Pauls, or the original necks on the Jeff Beck Strats. Re: '59 Roundback neck - feels like a '50s Strat? Hi everyone - I'm finally looking to pick up a neck for my Tele project, but have a question maybe someone can answer...I was thinking of getting my neck done in the '59 roundback radius instead of the standard thin..does anyone know if this neck plays like a '50s Strat neck? You're in luck today! I've reshaped a few fat and boat necks, but yeah, you do have to be a bit careful and can't go all the way down. Any ideas? This has got to be the best forum I've seen. That's 1.5mm. Just snug enough that the ferrules don't fall out is right. I'm putting together a Strat partscaster and I'm planning to order a Warmoth neck to go with an Olympic White body. you are covering it up with the rosewood and might just be a better idea to go with the color of the roasted and flame maple (very nice looking IMO). Quote from: mayfly on June 11, 2009, 05:42:44 PM, Quote from: Max on June 11, 2009, 07:03:07 PM, http://unofficialwarmoth.com/index.php?topic=15644.0. Got a couple questions though before I pull the trigger... You do not need a finish on their roasted maple, and they feel great either raw/left as is or even better polished/burnished with high grit sandpaper. Give me pics of naked exquisite woods, please!!! Left it unfinished. It's not advisable. Who will refuse to watch "The Pedal Movie" on principle alone. The Gear Page is the leading online community and marketplace for guitars, amps, pedals, effects and associated gear. What’s the difference in feel between the Clear Gloss finish vs the Clear Satin Nitro? The issue with strat necks from the 50's is that they are all pretty different. I suspect the 59 roundback is Warmoth's take on what folks *think* a 50's neck … I always though the 59 was supposed to copy an old Les Paul or ES 335 shape? I have both as well, but the fatback is on my tele. That said, the great advantage of the boat neck … Billy G. last night!!! Bite off more than you can chew, then start chewin. The ones that I've played are more like the boat neck and fat back. It's got the same 1" all the way up but it doesn't have the shoulders of the Fatback. My build has a roasted flame maple neck and finger board and I opted for no finish. That's supposed to be a rat gazing at the rat moon. "That darn Leo Fender is going to ruin the market, now anybody with a bandsaw and a router will be building guitars." I would have to agree with the PRS comparison, so long as you start out with a nut width of 1 11/16. If the back of the neck is thinned too much the rod can actually break through when tightened. 2 Standard Thin and 1 Wolfgang (59 Roundback'ish on the thumb side and Standard Thin'ish on the finger side). I recommend you to measure the neck of this friend's guitar to see what you're after...
. You know, I have a couple Warmoth necks, but, today I played a '59 Roundback profile for the first time.