Walnut Strat finished....

jackthehack

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Neck: Sorry, used a Musikraft, can't get a hard symmetical V neck profile like an old '57 hard V from Warmoth yet (HINT, Gregg... :dontknow:)  in lightly flamed maple (hard to see in pix) with a graphite nut & Wilkinson Kluson style tuners, shot with Fender Neck Amber and just 2 coats of nitro so it'll "relic" naturally

Body: Warmoth Walnut body, "big hunk of steel" Wilkinson bridge, black hardware, black aluminum pickguard and Gibson speed knobs, finished in Watco Danish Oil.

Electronics: Neck/middle pickups - hand-overwound "greybottom" staggered Alnico magnets with 42g Formvar pulling 7.2K/8.0K, and a Seymour Duncan "Lil '59" in the bridge position, experimented and used all 500K CTS pots and a .1 capacitor.

The neck has that definite late 50's hard V feel, not for everyone, but I like it. The combination of the walnut body and heavy block vintage style bridge add a lot of "deep" sustain, more pronounced in the lows/mids with the neck/mid pickup, sounds a lot like an old 60's walnut SG when you kick it to the bridge "lil '59" pickup.

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simple

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Nice guitar! What neck thickness are you getting at the 1st and 12th fret with that neck?
 

jackthehack

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It's a symmetrical hard V,  .94 at both the 1st and 12th frets, 1 5/8" nut, 9.5" radius, allegedly a direct copy of the original '57 hard V; your "Clapton" V profile contour is more like the later, "soft" V that was released in '59 - I think - that was asymmetrical, i.e., tapering down to the first fret.

I don't know if you'd have a big enough market to warrant reprogramming your CNC gear, if you're a Strat player you either REALLY like this neck, or don't like it at all....
 
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