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Mighty Mite Fretless Neck

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by scowboy, Mar 13, 2013.

  1. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    Anybody see anything wrong with a Mighty Mite Fender style fretless neck? I was thinking about putting a cheap fretless p-bass together and using Mighty Mite. The fretwork always scares me on a neck that cheap but on a fretless that is obviously not a concern.

  2. chuck norriss

    chuck norriss Banned

    Jan 20, 2011
    They're fine. Good, reliable product. A lot of people here use mighty mite stuff.

    EY in china also makes a maple fretless. I have a review in tb somewhere if you search "review maple fretless."
  3. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    Thanks for the tip on the EY neck. Actually an all maple neck was what I wanted. The price has gone up $20 but I'm going to order one!

  4. SGD Lutherie

    SGD Lutherie Banned Commercial User

    Aug 21, 2008
    Bloomfield, NJ
    Owner, SGD Music Products
    Good quality necks. I have a Mighty Might birdseye tele neck on my Charvel Strat.
  5. cstar


    Dec 21, 2011
    I've also had god luck with mighty mite necks.

    The fret work is usually very good- surprisingly good actually- and they seem to be strong necks too. They hold up to heavy strings nicely. Better than AllParts and others imo.

    The only thing I dislike about the mm fretless is the fingerboard. I have never had one of the fretless necks, but I don't like the idea of the ebonol board (which is actually a composite like paper material, compressed and glued together). It just weirds me out a little. It probably holds up fine but I'd rather have a real rosewood or ebony board. I also think the tone of a wood board would be better.
  6. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    So I just received my $99 EY guitars maple fretless neck. It is pretty dang nice! I'm excited to see how it sets up. Nothing exotic about the grain but it is a very attractive piece of maple and the tint is very nice. It looks new but not in glowing kind of way that some new maple can look.

    The body that picked up needs about another 1/32 more width to fit. Once I get that taken care of I will post a preliminary picture.
  7. HaMMerHeD


    May 20, 2005
    Norman, OK, USA
    The older GWB1005 had an ebonol board.

    They sound fine to me.
  8. scowboy

    scowboy Supporting Member

    Jun 9, 2006
    Sacramento area
    So I finally got my fretless together tonight.

    Eyeguitars Maple Fretless neck $100 shipped
    Unknown el cheapo loaded p-bass body from ebay $65
    Hipshot Ultralights from TB $55
    Fender string retainer $8
    Fender neck plate $10
    Rotosound Flats $27

    Total $265

    Plays pretty dang good, I had to put a couple turns on the truss rod. Amazingly the electronics are usable. The neck is a bargin at $99.





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