A coworker is wanting me to put together a bass for them, something "custom" and "not Fender." I'm pretty comfortable handling the body, as my collection of tools has expanded quickly since the contest build, but I told them I'd only do it if I could use a pre-made neck. I'm just not comfortable carving a neck for a professional instrument if its going to someone besides me. I can put up with my own mistakes, but.. well. I originally thought Warmoth straight away as I've had good experiences with them before, but I noticed Carvin necks are a bit cheaper and have five year warranties on them, plus I can get a five-piece maple / walnut which would be super sexy on what I'm going to be be making here. I did do a search, and I came up with twenty-two pages of people suggesting the necks without much background information.. Who has used them? I've never had my hands on Carvin anything, are the four-string 20-fret ones more like a P or J? I'm assuming they're lighter weight than Warmoth, which isn't hard. From talking it over with the potential buyer here we'd basically be looking at a passive single MM bass, maple / rosewood neck and a mahogany body finished in ReRanch nitro, and I priced out all the materials plus a bit for myself at about the SBMM / MIM Fender price point. Basically if you were paying for supplies for a mostly-custom build in the <$1000 range, would a Carvin neck work for you?