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    NGD: It's done (almost)

    Here it is! There's still some finishing touches to be done (file nut, add 2 springs to the trem, add a tip to the switch, setup etc.), but it's already quite playable. I was a bit worried that I'd screw up the soldering, and later the drilling of the trem claw, but everything went very smoothly. And I think it looks pretty fantastic!

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    #2
    Dat neck...

    The black hardware pops too. Nice work!

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      #3
      Ooh yeah!

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        #4
        That is one tasty looking axe! Black hardware is the way.

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          #5
          Nice! Love how it looks.

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            #6
            Very nice, and I love that color.
            "Slow Hand"

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              #7
              That looks fantastic.

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                #8
                That is awesome.

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                  #9
                  Is that an aftermarket fender neck? I know you can buy their american professional necks, but didn't know about the roasted maple.

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                    #10
                    Love the black hardware, black fret dots, and the roasted maple fretboard.

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                      #11
                      Excellent combination - that looks fantastic.

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                        #12
                        Thanks everyone!

                        Originally posted by Budda View Post
                        Is that an aftermarket fender neck? I know you can buy their american professional necks, but didn't know about the roasted maple.
                        Yeah, it’s a Mexican Fender neck. Luckily it’s much darker than in the pics on Fender’s site.

                        https://shop.fender.com/en-FI/parts/....html?rl=en_US
                        Last edited by Markus; 06-07-2021, 05:07 AM.

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                          #13
                          Perfection.

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                            #14
                            Nice job! Tis sweetness.
                            Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                              #15
                              I'm not normally a fan of roasted maple necks but it works so well with everything else you've going on with the guitar, great stuff man.
                              www.terra.band

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                                #16
                                Well done, Sir! Looks fantastic.

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                                  #17
                                  Originally posted by Ryan View Post
                                  I'm not normally a fan of roasted maple necks but it works so well with everything else you've going on with the guitar, great stuff man.
                                  On most guitars I also think a normal maple neck looks cooler - a RG565 or a black strat wouldn't look right with a roasted maple neck. But yeah, here I think the darker wood works really well. I think it's something about the combo of a pastel color and roasted maple that just works. (I also think black hardware looks better than chrome pretty much on all guitars)

                                  I got this mostly set up yesterday and it plays and sounds great - I'm pleasantly surprised by the cheap Wilkinsons. I was sort of going back and forth on if I should get the vintage 60's or hot 60's version of the pickups, but I think the vintage version was the right choice.

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