Thanks Peegoo. I think what I'd likely do is order the neck from Warmoth with a nut installed, then finish it off instead of cutting one from a blank. This has worked well for me in the past with my limited tools and skills.
But don't choose a fat neck strictly because it's a longer scale. If thinner necks are your thing, get that instead; Warmoth would not offer them if they were a liability on long-scale guitars. The stability of Warmoth necks is guaranteed. The other consideration is that a fatter neck means more wood (increased weight). And if the $20 upcharge is not a showstopper for you, get stainless steel frets. They are really a no-brainer.
All that aside, I prefer their '59 roundback shape. It's just the most comfy for me.
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I have a 59 Roundback Gibson Scale conversion and have had a Fatback, plus have several full 1" baseball bat Allparts. I definitely favor bigger necks. The Squier body is heavy and I'd probably only use the guitar recording, so weight really isn't a factor. My biggest obstacle will probably be finessing the nut since I just have a basic StewMac 10-46 set of nut files.
Post by Auf Kiltre on Apr 16, 2020 19:45:56 GMT -5
So since I posted this I've made some bigger purchases and have decided to try another less expensive approach. I had to visit the FDP archive and actually found a discussion I had and am following this advice:
Laws of Physics
strictly enforced Dec 26th, 2019 03:14 PM Edit Profile Another approach to stringing a standard scale 6-string as a baritone: Take a regular set of strings, toss the top E, move all the other strings up one slot towards the treble side. Then obtain a single string for the low E that is about .008"~.010" fatter than what is now the 5th string. When tuned a perfect fourth low (B E A D F# B), the string tensions are basically the same as on a regular guitar, so there shouldn't be issues with flabby excessively loose strings.
Recut nut slots likely required."
So I ordered a couple sets of Ernie Ball 7 string Power Slinky's which will give me 14-18-28-38-48-58 with a spare 11 for the drawer. The string spacing on this Indo Squier Strat is really tight with a narrow (40mm)nut, so I'll likely just recut a whole new one.
Oh and, TE 52, where are yoo??
Last Edit: Apr 16, 2020 19:46:44 GMT -5 by Auf Kiltre