But mine was bought in Singapore 2nd hand .. i tried contacting warmoth regarding control plate for my jazz bass though .. really nice people over there but after my 3rd email i think they got sick of answering my questions and the guy who answered my email just replied with some stuff that covered the main thing i was asking but not the others ..
go to harmony central and check out the warmoth bass reviews .. there's this guy over there who used to work for warmoth that posted quite a "hot" article about this experience with warmoth and the boss's attitude .. but personally i haven't bought direct from them, just some customer contact only so far .. i intend to get a Gecko Custom 5 soon somehow ..
I've never bought anything from warmoth but have assembled many warmoth parts for customers. Their parts are consistently made and of rather high quality. The only thing I don't like about them is, the compound radius necks whereby the radius of the neck gradually gets flatter as it approaches the upper frets. One piece of advice though, sticking to the traditional woods would tend to yield a sound that you like. A fancy strat with a korina body and pau ferro fretboard may not be something you would like. Ash, alder and even poplar and basswood are safe choices for a strat for e.g.
i know Guitar Workshop used to carry lots of Warmoth bodies and necks when they were still at the basement of the hotel across Hard Rock Cafe. u can do special order from them too then.
its a bit pricey but u get great quality body/neck. u can ask for a 2 piece or 1 piece body from then too. (seldom u can get that from standard guitar/bass models now!) i was contemplating of ordering direct from them a P-Bass body sometime back to assemble with a 70's neck i had, but the shipping is too expensive. when u check the site, there is even a section to buy a piece that has been ordered by someone but rejected, its way cheaper (before the shipping). i recommend u check that out.