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Title: washburn x10 project-necks
Post by: Boston2289 on November 27, 2013, 01:02:01 PM
ok so I bought a nice Washburn X10 off craigslist for $60 a few weeks ago. I got it as a project guitar, im gonna change the humbucker, tuning pegs,and a few others things.  I also kinda wanted to throw a different neck on there.  the guitar has 24 frets, so i would obviously need another neck w 24 frets.  does anyone have any input on which names to look for? Im having a hard time finding ones from washburn (looking for a little higher quality than other x10 necks), so I was thinking jackson/charvel, or even kramer, bc rich, ltd,....maybe shecter. I just want to know what other ppl think of what other necks would be compatible.  thanks, any input will help. 
Title: Re: washburn x10 project-necks
Post by: psp742 on December 07, 2013, 12:12:37 AM
maybe a used Jackson or Carvel 24 fret neck... hope you find one at a reasonable price.  http://www.ebay.com/bhp/24-fret-neck (http://www.ebay.com/bhp/24-fret-neck)
Title: Re: washburn x10 project-necks
Post by: Tony Raven on December 13, 2013, 04:45:17 AM
If you're just experimenting, you can find a half-decent Chinese neck for $50 or so. No promises as to whether it'll eventually split, warp, or twist.

At the other end, you can have Warmoth build a 24-fret Pro for as little as $182 (no finish, no nut), or more if you want fancy woods, neck inlays (like, a mere $20 for real turquoise, coral, jasper, or malachite dots), radical radius, etc. -- & you have a one-year warranty if it happens to go bad on you. In theory, it's possible to specify an $800 neck, but you have to be trying hard; if you just want a fairly standard-looking neck, with finish, you're probably in the $300 range.
http://www.warmoth.com/pages/CustomNeck.aspx (http://www.warmoth.com/pages/CustomNeck.aspx)
Title: Re: washburn x10 project-necks
Post by: Boston2289 on December 17, 2013, 12:28:48 PM
thanks for the input guys. after browsing around I'm just gonna keep the neck on there. I kinda like the maple headstock and I also lightly sanded off the "x-series" logo on it, just to leave something to the imagination.  I'm upgrading just about everything else on the guitar.  thanks .
Title: Re: washburn x10 project-necks
Post by: psp742 on December 18, 2013, 06:57:37 PM
my suggestion is pretty simple but it will definitely make an impact... inlay fret marker stickers - http://www.inlaysticker.com/ (http://www.inlaysticker.com/) i bought from him through ebay.

here are some samples http://www.inlaysticker.com/customers-photo-gallery.html (http://www.inlaysticker.com/customers-photo-gallery.html)