KCJones wrote:Did Warmouth do the dyed blue top, sprayed blue back, nitro finish and neck finish? If so they seemed to have done a great job. Any Finish complaints, or problems with messing up the finish during routing etc..? Is that a Compound Radius neck Warmouth offers - cool in theory but is it a pain to setup a CR neck?
Yes, Warmoth did the dyed blue top and sprayed blue back, all nitro body and neck. They did a great job. Only minor gripe is that there were a few places where the post dye sanding began to show a hint of blond maple, but it's pretty faint. All in all I think Warmoth nailed it. The compound radius necks are by far my favorite. It's the smartest radius design I know of. We got the "vintage/modern" type so you can access the truss rod from the headstock, no need to remove the neck to adjust it. Warmoth did very clean woodwork and delivery. It was expensive though to get that dyed-top finish on there.
Jeff says he loves the guitar, plays like a dream and sounds killer. It really is a fantastic strat. They're always different and you never quite know what you'll get when you build a guitar, but this one is ideal for him. It's pretty light and stratty, but the maple cap, the fixed tailpiece and the maple neck all seem to work in favor of a very Jerry kind of sound, and by that I mean that the higher, upper overtones have a very long sustain. It lets you lightly pick the guitar and also play it clean and get a real high energy, clear sound that sticks around and doesn't die quickly. Real sustainy axe with an easy and playable feel. The guitar was very lively and vibrant sounding even without plugging it in. It was hard to part with it.