Vintage 50s Style Tele - It's All About The... Neck!


This is another fantastic neck from Tommy at USACG.  It is a two piece Maple neck (Birdseye Maple on the fretboard with gorgeous figuring) with a medium Clapton style V neck profile.

The frets are medium jumbo Nickel, 9.5 radius.  Depending on the build, I tend to prefer jumbo frets as to my ear they give more body to the sound and just feel better under the fingers.  Although each to their own - I will happily provide you with any spec you desire (within reason!).

I used a clear oil from Wudtone (again to preserve resonance) but at the last minute decided that I really wanted to give it some more vintage like, aged colour and so I gave the neck a few light passes with a can of tinted nitro.

What I Used - More Detail (for those that might be interested!)
I used a clear oil from Wudtone:
Wudtone Finishing Kits

Again the unfinished neck came from my friends at USA Custom Guitars; Birdseye maple for the fingerboard and plain maple for the main part of the neck.

My next post will be on the pups and bridge I've chosen.  I can't wait to spread the word on a new pickup winder I've discovered over in Nashville...!  But you'll have to... only until my next update on this build though!