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Questin for Nino about headstock shaping.

Discussion in 'Luthier's Corner' started by momo, Feb 21, 2006.

  1. momo


    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Before I begin, I like your HS design, but I have a question about how you achieve it. I understand you get all of your necks from Warmoth (or other supplies) pre-finished. How do you shape the headstock. Do they shape it for you before finishing, or do you touch up the finish after you shape the design?

    I am thinking about a Warmoth neck for a project, but I want my won HS design. Thanks for the info.

    P.S. I was just going to PM this to you, but I thought others might find it interesting, and to others, feel free to chime in with ideas.

  2. brandinstroy


    Feb 21, 2001
    Houston, TX
    Endorsing Artist: Fodera, Noble Amps, JHAudio, Trickfish Amplification
    I believe warmoth cuts the headstocks for him. they will do it for anyone i think....for a fee that is.
  3. Nino Valenti

    Nino Valenti Supporting Member Commercial User

    Feb 2, 2001
    Staten Island NYC
    Builder: Valenti Basses
    I sent Warmoth a tracing and they cut each one by hand for $65.00 per neck.

    USA Custom Guitars programed it into their CNC machine for a one time $120.00 fee per neck style. (J, P, 5 string)
  4. momo


    Oct 22, 2005
    Huntington Beach, CA
    Oh, cool. I didn't see that option on their page. Thanks for the info.