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    NGD Yngwie Warmoth Strat

    I'm super excited for this one. This is a guitar I've been meaning to build for the better part of a decade but never got around to it. Thank you Stimulus money. This is my second Warmoth, and I love the first one enough I knew this was the way to go.

    I wanted to build it pretty similar to the Yngwie C/S that Fender did a few years back with the old Dimarzio HS pickups. Of course I forgot to order almost all of the extra hardware I need like pickguard screws and pickup screws. So besides the fact that I'm an idiot it is assembled, and I'm waiting for the remaining pickups to arrive.

    I ended up going with Dimarzio HS4, HS2, HS3. Thanks for all your help on the recommendations and making me realize the HS4 was a reissue of the HS1.

    I decided to go with the Gotoh 2 post instead of the old Fender 6 screw - I hate those. I did use vintage split post tuners, I imagine that will be a mistake and they'll get changed very quickly.

    I had Warmoth do a full scallop for me and they knocked that out of the park. Though, for some reason they decided to use gold fretwire instead of the nickel that I ordered. They could just be super corroded, but it doesn't seem that way, they aren't cleaning up. I think that is a happy accident, because it fits the vintage matte tint I had done on the neck really well.

    I was going to go with gloss, but my Suhr has the matte vintage tint and its the best neck finish I've ever played. Anyway, onto pics.
























    #2
    Looks awesome!!

    Interesting about the fretwire - color aside its probably an upgrade as I understand their "gold" wire is more corrosion resistant and harder than nickel, and is closer to stainless. That's a pretty cool happy accident, if so.

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      #3
      Yeah, I think of all the mistakes they could have made this would be a good one. I just got to wondering, though, could that just be tint they sprayed on the neck? I really should take some steel wool to it and see if it comes off.

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        #4
        Shit's all backwards, yo.

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          #5
          Originally posted by beneharris View Post
          I just got to wondering, though, could that just be tint they sprayed on the neck? I really should take some steel wool to it and see if it comes off.
          I was thinking that too. It might be the lighting in the photo, but some of the side dots look like they got hit with some overspray.

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            #6
            That's awesome! And score on the Evo(gold fret wire). And Drew is correct. It's more on the stainless side. I've done a good portion of my guitars with it. I just re-fret my PGM500 with it too. Been meaning to post up a pic story of the process.

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              #7
              Originally posted by d8200 View Post

              I was thinking that too. It might be the lighting in the photo, but some of the side dots look like they got hit with some overspray.
              I did those in MOP, actually.

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                #8
                Originally posted by DonBot View Post
                That's awesome! And score on the Evo(gold fret wire). And Drew is correct. It's more on the stainless side. I've done a good portion of my guitars with it. I just re-fret my PGM500 with it too. Been meaning to post up a pic story of the process.
                Well I guess its good it happened, I have never thought to try them before.

                Yeah, post up that PGM, those are sweet.

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                  #9
                  Congrats! Looks sweet. And, curious to hear how your fret wire journey ends.
                  Don't expect much, it's not like I'm a Rocket Surgeon...

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                    #10
                    Well its definitely gold. I took some steel wool to it and it polished up nicely, but it isn't just a finish over a nickel fret.

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                      #11
                      Oh that neck looks great. This is a pretty sweet build.
                      O K T H E N

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                        Well its definitely gold. I took some steel wool to it and it polished up nicely, but it isn't just a finish over a nickel fret.
                        I have a BFR with those gold frets. I kind of dig 'em, but part of me thinks they just look odd. Like a guitar owned by a chain smoker that never washes their hands or something.

                        I think it looks sweet on your fiddle. Yngwie wears like 9 rolexes live, so you know he'd approve too.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Chris View Post

                          I have a BFR with those gold frets. I kind of dig 'em, but part of me thinks they just look odd. Like a guitar owned by a chain smoker that never washes their hands or something.

                          I think it looks sweet on your fiddle. Yngwie wears like 9 rolexes live, so you know he'd approve too.
                          Yeah, if they didn't match the finish so well I might actually be a little annoyed

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Webdood View Post
                            Oh that neck looks great. This is a pretty sweet build.
                            I agree, it is killer. I had to pay a little extra to pick this neck blank, but it was totally worth it.

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                              #15
                              That's killer. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

                              You're definitely going to want locking tuners for that thing.

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                                #16
                                Originally posted by jacksonplayer View Post
                                That's killer. Looking forward to seeing it finished.

                                You're definitely going to want locking tuners for that thing.
                                I'm pretty sure they do a locking version of these. I already dropped a bunch of money on this, so I did skimp on the tuners since they're easily replaceable.

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                                  #17
                                  IIRC Allen (dendro) was bitching a while back about a warmoth neck from a client with finish all over the frets. I'd take some wool to them and see if it cleans off before assuming it's evo.

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                                    #18
                                    Originally posted by Max View Post
                                    IIRC Allen (dendro) was bitching a while back about a warmoth neck from a client with finish all over the frets. I'd take some wool to them and see if it cleans off before assuming it's evo.
                                    PERHAPS YOU SHOULD SCROLL UP A FEW POSTS, ASSLIPS

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                      PERHAPS YOU SHOULD SCROLL UP A FEW POSTS, ASSLIPS
                                      PERHAPS GODDAMNIT

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                                        #20
                                        Those frets actually do look pretty cool on that fretboard. Doesn't help my Strat GAS.

                                        Originally posted by Max View Post
                                        IIRC Allen (dendro) was bitching a while back about a warmoth neck from a client with finish all over the frets. I'd take some wool to them and see if it cleans off before assuming it's evo.
                                        They clearly state that they finish the whole neck, and don't remove the finish from the frets - so it's more of a user error than Warmoth's error in that case.

                                        Special Note for Maple Necks

                                        On maple necks with maple fretboards the entire neck is finished, including the fretboard, frets, and inlays. We do not remove the finish from the frets. This work is left to the end user, as part of the set up, assembly, and fret leveling process.

                                        If a Maple fretboard contains white or light-colored inlays or side dots, and the neck is finished in Vintage Tint, the white inlays will take on the tinted appearance.
                                        https://www.warmoth.com/Pages/CustomNeck.aspx?style=1

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                                          #21
                                          Originally posted by Markus View Post

                                          They clearly state that they finish the whole neck, and don't remove the finish from the frets - so it's more of a user error than Warmoth's error in that case.
                                          Kind of a douchey, lazy policy IMO.

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                                            #22
                                            That's shaping up to be a rather spiffy axe, congrats!

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                                              #23
                                              Originally posted by Chris View Post

                                              Kind of a douchey, lazy policy IMO.
                                              Yeah, although I guess it would increase the price. They could at least have fret polishing as an extra option that you can decide if you want to pay an extra fee for it.

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                                                #24
                                                Very nice! Love that color.

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                                                  #25
                                                  Originally posted by beneharris View Post
                                                  Yeah, I think of all the mistakes they could have made this would be a good one. I just got to wondering, though, could that just be tint they sprayed on the neck? I really should take some steel wool to it and see if it comes off.
                                                  Edit- didn’t read thread before posting. Derp.
                                                  The Karmic Law is not kismet. It is not fate but cause and effect. It is a taskmaster to the unwise; a servant to the wise.

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