All necks are
lacquered and polished.
The frets are levelled and the top-nut is pre-cut and should
be ready to go.
Some fine adjustment may be necessary to suit your bass and set-up
This is explained in the fitting instructions.
The necks are designed so that you can simply drill and countersink
the neck fixing holes to exactly suit your neck pocket... 3,
4 or 6 hole fixing.
All necks have dual-action truss-rods which allows you to fine-tune
the relief in the fingerboard.
Adjustment for the truss-rod on all models is under the
It is easy to set it to suit your string preference, playing
style and preferred action.
The top-nut is pre-cut and frets / fingerboards are levelled
but it may be necessary to 'fine-tune' during the final set-up.
The width at
the heel is 2.5"... the standard on Fender and Musicman
It is 2.75" on the MM 5-string. The neck weighs just about
the same as a regular maple neck.
We also machine
the tuner bush holes in the headstock to suit normal tuners which
have a 17mm (11/16") bush.
If you want to fit smaller Gotoh or Hipshot tuners we can machine
the bush hole to 14mm or other sizes. Please confirm the bush
hole required in the 'Special Order Details' box on the payment
the variation in bodies from different manufactureres and the
wide range of tuners available we do NOT drill any neck fixing
or tuner screws holes.
The neck is not supplied with tuners as standard but it
is not difficult to fit your existing tuners.
All our necks are supplied with step-by-step fitting instructions.
You do not need any specialist tools.
of a Status Graphite neck include : a cleaner, more even response
across the fingerboard and no worries about the neck twisting
or moving around as the climate changes.
There is also better attack, sustain and a wider frequency range.
All models are available with frets or as a lined or plain fretless....all
one price. Select the model you want from the drop-down menu
at the bottom of the page.
Plain fretless necks only have the side dot markers on the edge
of the 'fret' positions....
3, 5, 7, 9, etc. Lined fretless necks have the side dot markers
between the lines where they would be on a normal fretted neck.