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    With the recent cease and stall of 5150 bodies and necks by Locke, Musikraft and KNE...any options still available that are accurate and quality parts? I've come across Divebomb and another I have now lost the bookmark on.

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    I just ordered a body and neck from Warmoth for a build myself, though they don’t have exact matching replicas of the 5150.

    They do have a Kramer style neck though that you could probably modify on your own that would likely be pretty accurate.

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    Divebomb has had a questionable track record. If you want to do it right I'd wait for Locke or KNE to open orders back up. Those are both tried and true around these parts.

    Musikraft is officially out of the body game permanently, but their 5150 necks are great. I used one on my build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Divebomb has had a questionable track record. If you want to do it right I'd wait for Locke or KNE to open orders back up. Those are both tried and true around these parts.

    Musikraft is officially out of the body game permanently, but their 5150 necks are great. I used one on my build.
    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just buy the other parts I need and wait on Locke or KNE for the body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD 5150 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just buy the other parts I need and wait on Locke or KNE for the body.
    The neck is the item with the longest lead time anyway. So I'd absolutely recommend ordering that and then collecting the rest of the parts as you wait for the body availability to open up.

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    I would wait for Locke/kne. Musikraft necks are great. Stay away from divebomb, I had a shitty experience.

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    Musikraft has a lot of options and is well respected. I had been speaking with them along with Warmoth and only chose Warmoth when I decided to do my own Frankenstrat build. The rep from Musikraft was very responsive and helpful through email which I really appreciated.

    Right now, their lead time is 12 weeks, which would give you plenty of time to find a body.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD 5150 View Post
    Thanks for the info. I guess I'll just buy the other parts I need and wait on Locke or KNE for the body.
    My only advice when you mix and match is that donít assume that the neck will fit perfectly in the pocket. Unless you get lucky, do a mock-up before you paint. Itís a lot easier to fix/adjust before then after.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jedi McFly View Post
    Divebomb has had a questionable track record. If you want to do it right I'd wait for Locke or KNE to open orders back up. Those are both tried and true around these parts.

    Musikraft is officially out of the body game permanently, but their 5150 necks are great. I used one on my build.
    I second the notion of steering clear of Divebomb Inc.


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    Waiting on Locke or KNE. Really want a Musikraft neck, but might go both neck and body from KNE to assure a good fit. For those that went with a Musikraft neck and Locke body, did you have any issues with fit in the pocket?

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    Both of my replicas are Locke+Musikraft and they fit like a glove. I wouldnít hesitate to mix those.

    Locke also sells all the appropriate necks now too. Prob the most accurate out there. Iíve seen the models and reference photos they used for some of the really fine details. Body production is most of whatís halted, you can email them for necks.

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