The Mighty Mite MM2914 Telecaster replacement guitar neck is constructed of bird's eye maple and has a maple fingerboard fitted with 22 medium frets. This premium guitar neck been given an oil-based f... Read More
The Mighty Mite MM2914 Telecaster replacement guitar neck is constructed of bird's eye maple and has a maple fingerboard fitted with 22 medium frets. This premium guitar neck been given an oil-based finish.
Since the 1970's Mighty Mite has manufactured custom and replacement guitar parts for luthiers, repairmen, and guitarists who can't wait to hot-rod their Fender Telecaster or similar style guitar.
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I bought a MM2914 a few months back and had to have another this week, not only do they play fantastic but they look that way too, if you like nicely figured maple. Adds a lot of class to parts-guitars. I spray it with nitro lacquer; first Vintage Amber, then clear nitro over that really brings out the birdseye figuring. Wet sanding finishes it out real nice. Tone is excellent, that vintage strat sound. I am an experienced parts-guitar builder and expect these MM necks to require some basic fret leveling, end dressing, and final polishing. You might get one that's perfect out of the box but I wouldn't count on it. But that's how I got started in this hobby, it's not hard to learn and the basic tools aren't that expensive either. Mostly sandpaper and patience.
I like MM necks. I wish they would come with Fender tuner alignment nubs drilled for you. I wish they had a real MOP or Abalone dotted neck for the tele like they do for strats. I sand off the oil finish and then apply a couple coats of vinyl sealer. When dry sand level to 320 grit and then spray a couple clear coats of behlen nitrocellulose lacquer and then maybe one or two more with some vintage amber tint for the player side of the neck only, sometimes I tint the finger board too. Then I wait 14-21 days for the lacquer to cure. Then sand lightly and steel wool down to where the gloss is gone being careful to not remove lacquer down to wood or sealer leaving a mat finish. If you use the oil finished neck as is, eventually your neck will become soaked with human body oil and darken the neck in the spots you play. Looks awful if you let that happen and it can't be sanded away. Then I remove all the lacquer from the frets, dress the sides and end tangs, check for level, fix if required. That's my formula for a slick fast good looking neck. The Lacquers really make the birds eye pop out. This is a very good deal for a birds eye maple neck and finger board.
Damaged on arrival paid extra to get this one what a disappointment attached fingerboard wth had multiple issues. Nobody's perfect but whoever inspected this one dropped the ball it would make good firewood.
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