- Will it fit my Guitar?
- Will it fit my Bass?
- How do I order?
- How long will my order take?
- Can I request a custom option?
- Will my body or neck look like the picture?
- How do I adjust the Truss Rod?
- How do you finish your Frets?
- Do you offer Nitro finish?
- How do I use a Conversion Necks?
Will it fit my guitar?
All Warmoth guitar replacement parts adhere to Fender's® vintage/original 2-3/16" neck pocket and heel dimensions. This means our parts should be compatible with any other parts that also adhere to these specs. As always, careful measurement is the only way to be sure. Click here for all the heel and neck pocket dimensions and diagrams you need to make sure your guitar parts will fit.
Will it fit my bass?
All Warmoth 4-string bass replacement parts adhere to Fender's® vintage/original 2-1/2" bass neck pocket and heel dimensions. Warmoth Deluxe 5 replacement bass necks adhere to the specs and dimensions of Fender's® original 4-bolt American Deluxe 5 Bass. This means our parts should be compatible with any other parts that also adhere to these specs. As always, careful measurement is the only way to be sure. Click here for all the heel and neck pocket dimensions and diagrams you need to make sure your bass parts will fit.
How do I place an order?
The quickest, easiest way to buy is by browsing our In-Stock Showcase. It's loaded with thousands of items, all in stock and ready to ship. If you want something a little more off the beaten path, click the blue "Build Custom" button that appears near the top of each showcase page to create a one-of-a-kind part, built to your exact specs. If you run into trouble, or don't see what you're after, you're always welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (253) 845-0403 during our business hours.
How long will my order take?
We do our best to ship orders within the time frames listed below. We will contact you immediately if your order is significantly delayed for any reason. Otherwise, your patience is greatly appreciated. We will ship your entire order together once all items have been completed and are in stock.
- In Stock Hardware - 2-3 business days
- Custom Pickguard - 3-4 business days
- In Stock Body or Neck - 5-6 business days
- In Stock Body or Neck with paint/finish - 4-5 weeks
- Custom Body or Neck - 4-5 weeks
- Custom Body or Neck with paint/finish - 8-10 weeks
The sustained high volume of orders due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced us to implement the following changes:
- Order changes will delay your order significantly. If you want the quickest turnaround time you must make sure that your order is correct when you place it. If you do require a change it must be submitted via email to email@example.com. Include your order number and a detailed description of your change request.
- NO combined shipments. Every order you place will be shipped separately. If you wish to keep shipping charges to a minimum, you must make sure all the items you want are on a single order when you place it.
- NO split shipments. Every order will be shipped out in its entirely when all items are complete. If you would like in-stock items to ship before custom items, you must place them on separate orders.
For the time being also expect:
- Orders will take 2-4 weeks longer that published lead times
- Response to email will take up to 4-5 days
Can I request custom options?
Most of our options are available on our website. However, if you want something you don't see offered, you're welcome to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling (253) 845-0403 during our business hours. We will do everything we can to help you customize your axe to your heart's content!
Will my body or neck look like the picture on your website?
When you browse through our In-Stock Showcase, the photos you see are of actual items sitting on our shelves, waiting to be shipped. When you purchase one, you will receive the exact item from the picture. This means no blind purchases, and no guessing. You get to evaluate the grain pattern, wood coloration, and paint job of every item before you buy it.
Disclaimers: As always, the on-screen colors of your device may vary somewhat from the actual item. Also, certain body styles, when painted the same solid color, are indistinguishable from one another. When this is the case we use stock photos to save time. Whenever we use stock photos they will be clearly labeled as such.
How do I adjust the truss rod?
Warmoth makes many different styles of truss rods for all our various necks. These include single and double truss rods, and truss rods that use the Gotoh Side-Adjust Mechanism. Some are adjustable at the headstock, others at the heel. Though their mechanisms of operation differ, the effect they have on the neck is always the same. When you tighten the adjustment nut, the neck becomes straighter (less relief). When you loosen the nut it becomes more bowed (more relief). For a complete guide to adjusting your truss rod, click here.
How do you install and finish your frets?
Warmoth glues and then presses frets into place. The ends of the frets are then back-beveled to 30 degrees. On most necks the fretboard is masked off before the finish is sprayed. However, on necks with a Maple fretboard we spray the finish directly over the frets. This finish will fall off on its own after a bit of playing, or can easily be scraped off. For more into on guitar neck finishes, click here. For more info on bass neck finishes, click here.
Warmoth does not perform fret leveling. Most Warmoth necks are playable as they are received and do not require fret leveling. However, because wood moves with changes in temperature, humidity and string tension fret leveling may be required. This is best done after the neck has been strung up to pitch for several days and allowed to adjust in the assembled state. For this reason, Warmoth leaves this fine tuning to the end user. For more info on how Warmoth installs frets, click here.
Do you offer nitro finish?
We offer Clear Satin Nitro and Vintage Tint Satin Nitro on our guitar and bass necks. We use urethane for all our other finishes. Our finishes seldom exceed twelve thousandths of an inch in thickness.
How do I use a Conversion Neck?
Our Gibson®-scale and Baritone-scale Conversion Necks are designed to fit any 25-1/2" scale body with a neck pocket that adheres to Fender's vintage/original 2-3/16" specs. They are as easy to install and set-up as a 25-1/2"-scale neck. You don't need any special tools, you don't have to modify the neck pocket, and you don't have to re-position the bridge. Just bolt them on, do your set up, and adjust the intonation. That's all it takes. Click here for complete information on installing and using Warmoth Conversion Necks.