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Neck re- profile?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by sshorepunk, Jul 11, 2004.

  1. Maybe this is a bit of an odd question but, I had a bolt on Warwick Dolphin a few years ago and it had a real nice slim neck, it was the same width of the nut as all other Warwick 4's (38mm) but it had a much slimmer profile around the back and was maple with a hardwood fretboard (rosewood I think?) much better IMHO than a lot of the Warwicks I see around today. Is it possible to reprofile a Warick neck down to a nice slim shape, maybe similar to a Fender Jazz? combined with the 38mm nut width, that would suit my hands much better than a Standard Warwick neck. Also, if it is possible, would it work on the neck thru and set neck models and how far could you go before strength and playability is comprimised.
    By the way, it's not something I'm thinking of doing myself!

  2. Skips


    Feb 19, 2003
    I have no idea, but the first thing I'd try woudl be to email Warwick and ask how deep their truss rod is installed, so you have an idea how much wood is there. I don't know if they'd tell you or not.