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Feb 23, 2024 - 9:25:05 AM
588 posts since 1/8/2005

The ones I've seen appear nice, although gaudy with lots of inlay. Secondly, the headstocks appear large enough to reshape into Vega or Bacon shapes, or they could be left as is. Has anyone here had any experience?

Feb 23, 2024 - 11:41:19 AM
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5640 posts since 5/29/2011

Yes. Out of five necks you might get two good ones. The wood is not properly cured so they warp in a matter of months. In the long run you are better off getting a neck from a luthier or making one from a bandsawed blank. Trying to save money will cost you more in the long run.

Feb 23, 2024 - 12:17:31 PM
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645 posts since 4/14/2014

I second Mark. I've seen a few (three or four) come through over the last ten years. Each one had significant issues. One was unplayable and a good bit of the inlays had fallen out.

Feb 23, 2024 - 2:26:38 PM
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Emiel

Austria

10421 posts since 1/22/2003

Aren't these necks you are talking about from Vietnam? Or do similar necks come from Taiwan?

Feb 23, 2024 - 2:59:40 PM

banjonz

New Zealand

11995 posts since 6/29/2003

The opinions expressed here about warping are legitimate. The neck ones get from Ebay are a bit of a lottery. A friend once gave me a custom made neck from Asia and it superb. Solid, well made with no problems. I think there are two manufacturers (forgive me if I am wrong) who makes these necks. One I thing is Tony Tsai. His stuff appears to be better quality.

Feb 23, 2024 - 6:50:26 PM
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quote:
Originally posted by Emiel

Aren't these necks you are talking about from Vietnam? Or do similar necks come from Taiwan?


I had the same question. So I went to eBay to look.

This neck ships from Taiwan. All the similar ones I found ship from Taiwan. The listings don't outright say that's where they're made. So could be made in Vietnam.

Feb 23, 2024 - 11:09:29 PM
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Emiel

Austria

10421 posts since 1/22/2003

quote:
Originally posted by Old Hickory
quote:
Originally posted by Emiel

Aren't these necks you are talking about from Vietnam? Or do similar necks come from Taiwan?


I had the same question. So I went to eBay to look.

This neck ships from Taiwan. All the similar ones I found ship from Taiwan. The listings don't outright say that's where they're made. So could be made in Vietnam.

 


Thanks, yes I see, they ship from Taiwan… Could indeed still be those Vietnamese necks, as they look very much like those that used to come from Vietnam. 

Feb 24, 2024 - 4:31:37 AM
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Helix

USA

17485 posts since 8/30/2006

Yes, the person has two shops, one in Taiwan and another in Viet Nam.

Wood is green, inlays are thin, dots are misaligned.

This subject comes up periodically. It's the only way to get a double cut Long neck without making one yourself.

Also customer service is all the way back to Asia, you pay. Save yourself the grief

I had a customer send me one of the necks. They are thick and clunky. Here's a picture of the air tooled heel, it's the only one I have of these necks. Nobody even knows what woods these are made of.


 

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