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Inlay question...

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by McHack, Aug 5, 2004.


  1. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    My Wenge neck is within a week of shipping to me... I'm SOOOO pumped, only about a week ago, I started thinking about some sort of alteration... To explain,, I'll have to define what my neck IS, & then what my idea is... Please follow...

    USAGC, Quartered Wenge, '62 Jazz bass specs, Ebony Fingerboard, Fretted, Tuner arrangement is 2+2... not 4 inline... Headstock is flat, not angled. Guide dots are small white dots, nothing special...

    Here's my idea, I've seen a number of block inlay necks lately, & I LOVE 'em... whether is Maple w/ black blocks,,, OR MOP blocks... or Rosewood, w/ MOP blocks...etc...

    USACG doesn't do bass neck block inlays, so... Is anyone out there able to recommend someone who does? As I'd love to replace my small white dots, w/ some kickin MOP block inlays...

    This is beyond me...
     
  2. PasdaBeer

    PasdaBeer

    Nov 2, 2002
    Santa Rosa California
    SandStorm Designs
    just about any local luthier shop would do it, its not a cheap proccess though.
     
  3. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    After thinking about it, I'm not going to mess with this...
     
  4. JSPguitars

    JSPguitars

    Jan 12, 2004
    Grass Valley
    I've seen some jazz bass necks on eBay that look pretty quality with the block inlays......i think they were right around $200. For what it's worth.
    Aftermarket of course, I think Allparts, but brand new.
     
  5. McHack

    McHack

    Jul 29, 2003
    Central Ohio!
    Thx JSP,

    I've seen them there as well, but I bet you they're subcontracted out to SOMEONE. You can get block inlay necks from Warmoth as well.

    My new neck is currently on a brown truck somewhere between Fife, WA & Columbus, OH...