Sorry for the blurry picture, but this is always a GOOD sign; a near perfect reflection on all frets is equal to a great fucking playing guitar. I suspect NO leveling or fretwork is needed... Not surprised tho, Warmoth often do a GREAT job with seating the frets.
TO THE POINT!!
Another friend asked me to help him out with his strat, it has a banana neck with stripped truss rod, so I recommended getting a Warmoth neck for it instead of trying to fix that stuff.
However, my last order was a big letdown, with over beveled fret and other stuff. Strings kept slipping off until I changed to a narrower locking nut.
Anyway, here's a comparison of all three WARMOTH necks I have at the moment, the guys new neck, and I also one I had a couple of years ago:
When fitting the nut I accidently superglued myself to my pants
I think the guitar ended up really nice; he uses 009s (I use 010s), so even with a slightly higher action than I'm used to, it's still easy to get going with it.
The Planet Waves tuners are just as awesome as the ones I own (not on a guitar currently tho) and the stainless steel frets feels nice and slinky.
Let's not forget the awesome roasted maple feel.
I still prefer the look of gloss white necks (well, pair on a white body of course), but I can admit bare roasted feels good. I have bare roasted on my "clean strat" and it feels just as nice as that, but I think I prefer the rosewood board on mine.
Anyway, all in all, this is a success and I'm glad Warmoth kept the bevels to just a slight angle this time.
I dig that neck with the tobacco burst.