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Shabazz18

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I picked a really cheap 20th anniversary Silhouette a couple years ago. But the neck has a weird wave/warp that the truss rod can't fix. This is what EB said when I asked about a new neck:

"The replacement neck is $1,000.00 + shipping both ways. If the entire guitar is sent, the price includes the installation, filing of the nut slots and a complete factory setup. "

Idk about you, but that seems high considering what I can get a whole guitar for. Looks like this will continue life as wall art for the foreseeable future.
 

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jayjayjay

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Maybe you can find someone on Reverb or eBay selling a neck, or a Silo with a trashed body that can donate the neck?
 

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FWIW, I sent a neck back a few years back to have it replaned and refretted because there was a slight warp in it. They did an amazing job and round trip it was about $350. I also ONLY sent the neck, which now would probably save you $100+ dollars if not more.

I would ask them about a simple replane and refret job.
 

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I would ask them about a simple replane and refret job.

Yes, but they can't guarantee that's possible until they see and inspect the neck themselves. $1000 does seem high, eyewatering in fact (as me how I know!) but when you factor in the shipping costs and the full install and setup it's actually very reasonable. Go to Warmoth or Fender and look at what a similar spec neck will cost you, and you'll have to install that, do the nut slots, and a final fret leveling and finish before that is always possible too.
 

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Well since you picked it up cheap, they with the new neck it would bring it into the range of what they are selling for on Reverb (approximately). I guess it comes down to whether or not you like the guitar enough to spend the money and make it better.

Good luck with your choice. Glenn |B)
 

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I’d consider getting a Warmouth neck. I don’t think you’ll ever get out of what you paid for the gtr plus 1k for a neck. Either way hold onto the mm neck.
 

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I’d consider getting a Warmouth neck. I don’t think you’ll ever get out of what you paid for the gtr plus 1k for a neck. Either way hold onto the mm neck.

He got it wicked cheap, so the added $1000 would bring it to where they are selling for now. Plus boasting a new neck will always help a sale.

Glenn |B)
 

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It would be better to have an authentic mm neck for sure. I’d suggest finding a local luthier to see if it can repaired in your area. If not then your choice is pretty clear. Lol.
 
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Another option is to find a store that owns a PLEK machine and see what they would charge for the repair.
 

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Avoid plek. A qualified luthier will always do a better job hands down. I’m not talking about finding a GC “tech” either; find an actual luthier. Plek is only as good as the operator programming it and it’s really only practical for slight offsets.
 

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Plek can do a fantastic job but plek requires a good qualified tech or luthier. That Joe Glaser and John Suhr choose to use one tells you about its utility. It's a great tool. But it won't fix a neck that a good luthier can't fix.

edited to add video I did that was just published yesterday.

 
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My first step would be to find a good luthier and see if they could fix/plane the neck to make it usable. I've had a few necks saved this way that would have been destined for the scrap heap.

If you have to buy a new neck- well, you'd be getting an incredible guitar that plays like new. If I loved the guitar, that wouldn't discourage me.

So I guess the question is, would it be a keeper?
 

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Thanks for the PLEK clarification and good to know. I saw one at the NAMM show and knew it existed, but that's about all.
 
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