2021 Warmoth Roasty-Toasty Super-Strat Partscaster Electric Guitar

A consignor of mine was clearing-out his whole collection of electric instruments and has since moved into acoustic-only. The neck, body, and bridge of this guitar were in that collection -- though they were just parts at the time. This instrument is quality throughout. The neck is a Warmoth "boatneck" Telecaster neck in roasted maple with a Warmoth-applied satin finish on it. The body is a Warmoth "Soloist" Super-Strat-style body in roasted swamp ash. Both are lightweight, well-built, and they also feel good.

The hardware is almost all quality Gotoh (Japan) products -- a two-point Strat-style whammy, Kluson-style tuners, Fender-style strap buttons, and dome knobs -- all in a gold finish. Non-Gotoh parts include Artec (?) Korean "wide-range" Alnico V humbuckers (which sound excellent -- crisp and clean), roller string tree at the headstock, import gold neckplate and screws, Switchcraft jack, genuine Fender 3-way switch, Bourns 500k pots, Mallory 022 capacitor, and cloth-style wiring. It's got EVO Gold jumbo frets, too!

Anyhow, I assembled all of this in the way I'd want the guitar to be if I were making it for myself and it handles beautifully and has a vintage-style, clean sound that recalls FilterTron voicing mixed with Wide Range voicing. It can push an amp if you want it to, but played clean it sounds sure of itself and notes leap right out. I finished the body in a thin satin wipe-on poly that goes-on a bit like French polish -- leaving a look and feel that's as close to "bare wood" as possible while still being sealed and giving the grain a nice luster. The whammy is accurate and returns to pitch nicely.

Repairs included: source parts, finish body, fit pickups, make wiring harness, fit hardware, new bone nut, glorified setup, and whatnot...


Made by: Warmoth

Model: Soloist body, Telecaster neck

Made in: USA


Body wood: two-piece roasted swamp ash

Bridge: Gotoh gold 2-point

Fretboard: integral/maple

Neck wood: maple

Pickups: 2x Korean Alnico V wide-range-style humbuckers

Tone: clean, clear, sweet, balanced, bell-like


Action height at 12th fret: 1/16" overall (fast)
String gauges: 46w-10 lights

Neck shape: big C/soft V (Warmoth calls this "boatneck")

Board radius: ~10-12"

Truss rod: adjustable

Neck relief: straight

Fret style: jumbo EVO Gold wire


Scale length: 25 1/2"

Nut width: 1 11/16"

Body length: 17 1/2"

Body width: 12 1/4"

Body depth: 1 3/4"

Weight: 7 lb 8 oz


Condition notes: it's basically "new" but the body shows a very few super-minor little scratches here and there from its sitting-around for a long while not being used. They're very hard to see. The neck has a nick/ding in its top edge at the headstock (pictured). The hardware for the pickups, neckplate, and roller string tree are a slightly different gold finish from the other parts on the guitar.

















Comments

CPG said…
I'm normally a single coil kinda guy, but those pickups sound fantastic!