Gregg said:- I'll add to this thread just to correct some disinformation. -
* Warmoth tried Nitro finishes for a number of months. In shipping the parts world wide, the parts experienced temperature extremes that cracked the finishes beyond belief. After trying many formulas of Nitro and handling floods of returns due to cracking, we abandoned Nitro for the good of all.
* Our Total Vintage, Vintage Modern and Warmoth Pro neck's fret slots are all cut with gang saws so leaving a fret or two unslotted is not an option.
I'll end my post with a question whose answer is likely self-evident; to garner more "bell" tone, would you add more wood or metal to your recipe? Just thinking out loud.
Fair enough on the Nitro issue.
As for the 7.25 gang saw-radius machine, with all due respect, is that not just a time-saving procedure in the manufacture of Warmoth's Total Vintage series neck? According to the shop tour Warmoth employs a straight radius cutting machine which appears to be 21 fret compatible. There are also separate machines that cut slots and install frets one at a time for a variety of different neck types shown in the shop tour. Considering the preceding, it seems obvious that Warmoth is capable of manufacturing a Total Vintage 9.5 radius neck, and probably manufactures a number of straight radius necks with these machines already - albeit for a predetermined upcharge.