Neck Constructions

Warmoth offers several neck construction types to suit any taste or playing style:

Vintage Construction

Vintage Construction Guitar Neck

Vintage necks feature a single truss rod with adjustment at the heel, similar to Fender's early Strat® and Tele® necks. They offer a true vintage playing experience.

Adjustments

The adjustment nut on Vintage necks is accessible at the heel. To adjust the truss rod the neck must be removed.

Stability

Vintage necks use a single truss rod design, and typically require seasonal adjustment to maintain optimum playability.

Notes

One-piece Maple necks have a Walnut skunk stripe. Mixed-wood two piece necks (e.g. Maple and Rosewood) do not have a skunk stripe.

Vintage necks are available in 25-1/2" scale only.

The Vintage neck is the only Warmoth neck with an available 7-1/4" fretboard radius.

Vintage/Modern Construction

Vintage/Modern Construction Guitar Neck

Vintage/Modern necks feature a single truss rod with adjustment at the headstock, similar to Fender's modern Strat® and Tele® necks. It is a perfect blend of vintage playability and modern convenience of adjustment.

Adjustments

The adjustment nut on Vintage/Modern necks is accessible at the headstock. Neck removal is not necessary for adjustment.

Stability

Vintage/Modern necks use a single truss rod design, and typically require seasonal adjustment to maintain optimum playability.

Notes

Vintage/Modern necks are the Warmoth construction type most similar to Fender's modern Strat® and Tele® neck construction.

Vintage/Modern necks are available in 25-1/2" scale only.

The Vintage/Modern neck is the only construction with the option for a 3-Bolt Micro-Tilt heel mount.

Modern Construction

Modern Construction Guitar Neck

Modern necks feature an incredibly stable double truss rod which adjusts at the heel, and via a Side Adjust Mechanism (on most necks*) for fine adjustment. They are the fastest playing, most dependable necks available.

  • Gibson®-scale Conversion, Baritone-scale Conversion, Superwide are all variations of Modern Construction.

Adjustments

The adjustment nut on Modern necks is found at the heel. The convenient Side Adjust Mechanism (on most necks*) makes fine adjustments possible without removal of the neck.

Stability

Modern necks use a double-expanding truss rod, an innovation that makes them extremely stable through all climates and seasons (perfect for touring guitarists). Seasonal adjustments are rarely required.

Notes

You can choose Modern construction on all Warmoth straight-headstock neck styles. Most Warmoth specialty necks are built using Modern construction only, including the 7/8 Warhead neck, 12-String, Mustang/Jaguar, 7-String*, Bass6*, Gibson® Scale Conversion, and Baritone Scale Conversion* necks.

The force exerted by the headstock end of the double truss rod is considerable. There must be a minimum 1/8" of wood below the rod end to prevent wood failure in this area. Thinning a neck beyond factory engineered dimensions is not recommended or covered under warranty.

Modern Tiltback Construction

Modern Tiltback Construction Guitar Neck

Modern Tiltback necks feature an incredibly stable double truss rod which adjusts at the angled headstock. This construction method is used on all Warmoth tiltback-style guitar necks.

  • Tiltback Gibson®-scale Conversion, Tiltback Baritone-scale Conversion, Tiltback Superwide are all variations of Modern Tiltback Construction.

Adjustments

The adjustment nut on Modern Tiltback necks is at the headstock. It is not necessary to remove the neck for adjustment.

Stability

Modern Tiltback necks use a double-expanding truss rod, an innovation that makes them extremely stable through all climates and seasons (perfect for touring guitarists). Seasonal adjustments are rarely required.

Notes
Certain custom options, such as scallops, binding, and Floyd Rose nut prep may only be ordered on Modern or Modern Tiltback construction necks.
The force exerted by the headstock end of the double truss rod is considerable. There must be a minimum 1/8" of wood below the rod end to prevent wood failure in this area. Thinning a neck beyond factory engineered dimensions is not recommended or covered under warranty.