Originally Posted by ryanb
1. The censor is right. "HE" sucks and wouldn't be deserving of your money if he was the last builder on the planet.
2. Warmouth, Allparts, dozens of other dealers (spend 10 seconds doing a google search), evilbay, custom luthiers, build it yourself, keep the neck and change the existing fretboard, etc ...
3. Giving yourself a 5 star thread rating for attention is pretty lame.
If you read my post you will see that Warmoth DO NOT do a neck for any Ibanez guitars, neither do any of the bargain store you mention. I have spent a lot longer than 10 mins searching far more esoteric sources than Google.
The idea of a specialised forum like this is that like minded people can exchange "first hand" information, that is knowledge gleaned thru experience. Its nice that you would be happy to pop to your local lumbar yard as I believe you chaps in the New World call wood yards and whittle a chunk of pine into a neck with a butter knife and consider it good enough to put on whatever guitar you have. I, however if I am going to change anything on my guitar will always go to the pains of making sure than what goes on is better than what comes off....its called the pursuit of perfection?
I have spoken to quite a few luthiers, and on the whole they want to charge me money to make a new neck, a step that I am unwilling to take without 100% knowledge that the finished artice will be of a quality that is acceptable to me.
Changing the fretboard seems to me to be the best option, but I am also loathe to decommission my guitar while this carried out, so I may just hold out for a suitable neck from E.bay for modding as per this route.
My return advice to you would be to read peoples posts before you reply and dont assume such an attitude that youre the only one in the woprld who knows what Google or E.bay or luthiery is. It's called engaging your brain before putting your mouth into gear.
Oh and I gave my thread 5 star rating because I couldnt give it 6