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Fretless unlined neck availability

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by megafiddle, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    What is available to fit a Fender body?

    I am looking for a fretless, unlined, maple/ebony neck.
    Rosewood ok, also.

    The Musicman stingray necks look nice. Would they fit a Fender body?
    I don't see any available right now. Are they normally hard to find?

  2. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
    The neck for a Carvin SB bass fits perfectly. Feels great too!
  3. Mikeee71

    Mikeee71 Supporting Member

    Sep 6, 2013
  4. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    MusicMan Stingray necks will not fit a Fender body.
  5. MikeSBG


    Apr 8, 2014
  6. Matt R.

    Matt R.

    Jul 18, 2007
    Huntsville AL
    Oh, and Warmoth necks are killer. Highly recommended
  7. StuartV

    StuartV Finally figuring out what I really like Supporting Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Manassas, VA
    Allparts. Excellent quality and should be less money than Warmoth.
  8. +1. Carvin fretless necks are awesome. And customizable. And on sale at the moment..
  9. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    Ok, thanks.

    I like the Fender P and J bodies, and they are also commonly available.
    So I am looking for a neck that will just drop in.

    Thanks for the info. Do those often show up for sale?

    I am considering ordering a custom neck also. So thanks for the recommendations of Warmoth.

    Thanks, I'll look at those too.

    I saw necks with headstock blanks there; are there finished necks there too?

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  11. NinetyFive


    Jun 22, 2013
    New York City
    I depends on the Fender body. Warmoth, nor anyone else that I have found, makes a fretted or fretless neck that fits the current American Jazz Bass Deluxe five-bolt 21 fret.
  12. Caca de Kick

    Caca de Kick Supporting Member

    Nov 18, 2002
    Seattle / Tacoma
    Look at eBay, gotta be dozens for sale.
  13. Phalex

    Phalex Semper Gumby Supporting Member

    Oct 3, 2006
    G.R. MI
  14. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    MightyMite makes exactly that for a hundred bucks new, if you don't mind fake ebony.
  15. NeroJazz

    NeroJazz Supporting Member

    May 2, 2011
    Look for a MIJ Fender Jazz Bass Special neck. They're maple w/ rosewood boards and are really comfortable and well made.

    I just got one of the classifieds for my fretless project - the only catch is that they have black headstocks.
  16. JimmyThunder

    JimmyThunder Supporting Member

    Feb 19, 2008
    New Hampshire
    HA funny you should mention that one, I have the MightyMite I recommended on my #1 and a Jazz Bass Special neck on my #2. Really I slightly prefer the Jazz Bass Special neck but I didn't recommend it as they can be rather hard to find.

    Photo proof:

  17. Darknut

    Darknut Supporting Member

    Apr 4, 2009
    I like Warmoth necks & own one at the moment but I think the Allparts necks are closer to "actual" Fender specs ...... if that matters

    USA Fender I should add.
  18. DigthemLows

    DigthemLows Supporting Member

    Oct 10, 2003
    Sacramento CA

    Just put this together last night.......Warmoth is awesome!
  19. megafiddle


    May 25, 2011
    I finally got the Carvin neck builder to work (which wasn't working for some reason)
    and I think I like the 2 tuners per side headstocks better than the Fender 4 inline,
    and I like the Carvin headstocks a little better than Warmoth's. Plus the Carvin
    body with the rear control routing and two single coil pickup routing looks pretty

    Warmouth has a P type body that can be ordered with similar features also.

    Will have to check out all the options more closely.