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Standard Features on Vintage Modern Construction Necks

Vintage Modern Construction

Our Vintage Modern neck combines vintage-Fender®-style neck design with modern refinements that improve playability and convenience. There is no finer neck of this type on the market. Features include:

  • Single-style truss rod that adjusts at headstock
  • Compound radius fingerboard (other options available)
  • One piece maple necks, two piece mixed-wood necks
  • Walnut skunk stripe
  • Warm vintage tone

The Single-style Truss Rod


Warmoth Vintage Modern necks use a single truss rod design. The rod is attached to a fixed anchor at the heel end of the neck. An anchored adjustment nut at the other end is accessible through an opening at the headstock. The rod sits in a concave channel within the neck, and is installed through a long opening in the back on both one and two piece necks. Once installed in its channel the rod takes a slightly curved or bowed position.

As the adjustment nut is tightened the anchor and nut, unable to pass through the narrow channel ends, begin to exert inward compression on the neck wood. The end of the rod is drawn outwards, and the center upwards towards a staight line. When the nut is loosened the rod relaxes back towards its neutral bowed position.

Characteristics of the Vintage Modern neck include:

  • Adjustments can be made without removing the neck
  • Light weight and minimum mass
  • Less torque required for adjustment
  • Usually requires seasonal adjustments for optimum action

Compound Radius Fingerboard

Over twenty years ago Warmoth pioneered the concept of a conical playing surface. The idea was to keep the lower registers of the fingerboard with a rounder feel, more comfortable for chording and rhythm playing but at the same time to flatten the high registers for easier string bending. The compound radius accomplishes this with a continuously flattening radius beginning with a 10 inch radius at the string nut to a 16 inch radius at the 22nd fret. This compound radius isn't something that feels readily apparent to the playing hand in any noticeable way other than the fact that it is very comfortable to play on. With a professional set-up, these necks play exceptionally well.

Fingerboard Length Options

Standard 22 Fret

A fingerboard with 22 frets is considered the industry "standard" for the last few decades and sports the typical 1/4" overhang off the end of the heel. This has always been the standard spec for our Vintage Modern series.

(Vintage Modern Tele® neck shown)

21 Fret Option

A fingerboard with 21 frets is considered a "vintage" spec, where the fingerboard is flush with the neck heel. You may have one less fret to play on but you will find that taking off and putting on a pickguard is much easier without the the fingerboard overhang.

(Vintage Modern Tele® neck shown)

Pricing Table

Fingerboard Woods



Neck Woods
MapleIndian RosewoodRoasted MaplePau FerroIndian Rosewood (Dark)CanaryBubingaGoncalo AlvesPurpleheartBloodwoodWengeEbonyKingwoodZiricoteFigured ZircoteEbony (Black)Ebony (Macassar)
Maple$157$157$157$167$182$192$207$232
Mahogany$177$177$177$187$202$212$227$252
Birdseye Maple$193$193$193$203$218$228$243$268
Flame Maple$237$237$237$247$262$272$287$312

Just add the prices shown below to the ones in the table above to pick the actual piece of wood used for your fingerboard! Make sure to include the fingerboard number with your order.

Select Your Fingerboard Wood




wood type
FB960 +$45
Flame Maple

wood type
FB1421 +$65
Flame Maple

wood type
FB817 +$40
Ebony (Macassar)

wood type
FB1348 +$45
Ebony (Macassar)

wood type
FB1516 +$45
Ebony (Black)

wood type
FB1624 +$45
Ziricote

wood type
FB1630 +$45
Ziricote

wood type
FB1857 +$45
Rosewood

wood type
FB1874 +$45
Indian Rosewood

wood type
FB1534 +$45
Pau Ferro

wood type
FB1917 +$45
Goncalo Alves

wood type
FB1174 +$45
Wenge

wood type
FB1177 +$45
Wenge

wood type
FB1770 +$65
Bocote

wood type
FB1776 +$65
Bocote

wood type
FB1717 +$45
Canary

wood type
FB1893 +$45
Kingwood

  • The grain pattern and color will change as the fingerboard is sanded and finished. You should expect some variation in appearance from the picture shown.
  • Warmoth's production managers have discretion to choose the way the fingerboard is oriented on the body wood for the best appearance and structural integrity.
  • If while in production the product is found to be substandard, we will not be able to continue with the piece you have chosen.
  • The charge for selecting a one-of-a-kind fingerboard is non-refundable for order returns, changes, or cancellations.

Available Options for Vintage Modern Construction Straight Paddle Replacement Necks

Click on the More Info for more information about that option.

OrientationMore Info

  • Left Handed
  • Right Handed

Nut WidthMore Info

  • 1-11/16"
  • 1-3/4" [$25.00]
  • 1-5/8"

Back ContoursMore Info

  • 59 roundback [$35.00]
  • Boatneck
  • Clapton [$35.00]
  • Fatback
  • SRV [$35.00]
  • Standard thin
  • Wolfgang [$35.00]

RadiusMore Info

  • 10-16" Compound
  • Straight 10" [$35.00]
  • Straight 10.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 11" [$35.00]
  • Straight 11.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 12" [$35.00]
  • Straight 12.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 13" [$35.00]
  • Straight 13.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 14" [$35.00]
  • Straight 14.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 15" [$35.00]
  • Straight 15.5" [$35.00]
  • Straight 16" [$35.00]
  • Straight 9.0" [$35.00]
  • Straight 9.5" [$35.00]

Mounting HolesMore Info

  • 3 Bolt [$15.00]
  • No Mounting Holes [$15.00]
  • Standard 4 Bolt

String NutsMore Info

  • Black Corian - Earvana Nut [$65.00]
  • Black Corian - Standard Nut [$25.00]
  • GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Earvana Nut [$69.00]
  • GraphTech Black TUSQ XL - Standard Nut [$30.00]
  • GraphTech White TUSQ - Earvana Nut [$69.00]
  • GraphTech White TUSQ XL - Standard Nut [$30.00]
  • LSR Prep [$45.00]
  • No Nut Install
  • White Corian - Earvana Nut [$65.00]
  • White Corian - Standard Nut [$25.00]

Fret SizeMore Info

Nickel

6100
.118" X .058"

$0.00

6105
.095" X .045"

$0.00

6130
.106" X .036"

$0.00

6150
.103" X .046"

$0.00

6230
.080" X .037"

$0.00

Stainless Steel

SS6105
.095" X .047"

$20.00

SS6115
.108" X .051"

$20.00

SS6230
.080" X .043"

$20.00

SS6100
.110" X .057"

$20.00

SS6150
.104" X .047"

$20.00

Gold

GD6150
.104" X .047"

$30.00

GD6100
.110" X .057"

$30.00

Fretless

Lined Fretless

$85.00

Fretless

$0.00

No Frets

No Frets Slots Only

$0.00

InlaysMore Info

Dots

Mother Of Pearl Dots

$20.00

Black Face Dots

$0.00

Cream Face Dots

$0.00

Abalone Face Dots

$20.00

No Inlay

$0.00

Black Mother Of Pearl Dots

$20.00

Arizona Turquoise Stone Dots

$20.00

Bloody Basin Jasper Dots

$20.00

Azurite Malachite Dots

$20.00

Coral Dots

$20.00

Custom Pearloid

Pearloid Sharkfin

$90.00

Pearloid Trapezoid

$90.00

Pearloid Star

$90.00

Pearloid Diamond

$90.00

Pearloid Oval

$90.00

Pearloid Straight Cross

$90.00

Pearloid Celtic Cross

$90.00

Pearloid Blocks

$90.00

Pearloid Nightswan

$90.00

Custom Black

Black Sharkfin

$90.00

Black Trapezoid

$90.00

Black Star

$90.00

Black Diamond

$90.00

Black Oval

$90.00

Black Skull & Crossbones

$90.00

Black Straight Cross

$90.00

Black Celtic Cross

$90.00

Black Skull/Celtic Cross

$90.00

Black Blocks

$90.00

Black Nightswan

$90.00

Custom Corian

Bone Corian Skull & Bones

$90.00

CorianSkull/Pearl.Cel.Cross

$90.00

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