Fender American Neck on WD Music Body.

RichJ

Strat-Talk Member
Sep 6, 2022
11
Brighton
Hi all, has anyone had any experience of fixing an American strat neck onto a WD Music strat body?

Is it a big job or does everything pretty much line up? Obvs the pro 2 Am neck has the trapezium hole configuration rather than usual rectangle, but would that just mean drilling an extra hole?

I love the body of my strat (swampash with lovely varnish) but want to do it justice with a premium neck (and a few other additions)
 

Lateralu_s

Strat-Talker
Dec 22, 2021
284
Spiraling
3 of the 4 line up I just did this with a newer ultra 2 neck on a early 00's standard strat body..

With the neckplate on thread 3 of the 4 screws see how the neck lines up use some old E strings to line up the neck to the bridge adjust the neck fitment if necessary. Once your satisfied use a transfer punch to mark the neck. Use a clamp and a drill press or if you trust your power drilling skills go that route.

Use a 1/8th or 3.175mm drill bit and use some tape to mark off the depth on the bit as you don't want to drill through the fretboard of your new neck.

don't be like this fella.

Neck-Drill-Oopsie.jpg


fairly easy measure/drill/mount/set up/ enjoy
 


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