Re: Best custom shop to buy a Replacement Neck?
You'll get those route circles with a lot of inlay work. The neck I got from Ernie has them, although they're pretty small. I'm sure with darker wood fretboards, it becomes something that you can't see. The pics on Nates website I believe are from some of his earlier necks and from what I've been told, he's improved quite a bit. Ernie @ ET is great to work with. You will however, if you live in the states, be at the mercy of the lack of strength the dollar has right now so you'll pay $500 + depending on options. I would have loved to try out one of Nates necks, and maybe I will in the future but I've already ordered a 2nd neck from Ernie. With that I at least know the product I'll be getting. Not that Nates necks are bad. I've dealt with him as well, bought a swirl body from him and he does a fantastic job with them. Timing was an issue and that was the only other reason I went with Ernie. Price-wise, I'd try out Nate.