Fender's Quality Control? Twisted neck?

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  1. Cerb

    Cerb Anti conformist reformist

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    I wouldn't call 2.1mm very hig, although it's on the high side. What happens if you just lower the action? The relief doesn't have very much impact above the 10th fret anyway.
     
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    Suhr66 Strat-Talk Member

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    Fully seated in the neck pocket. We double checked it. One time neck installed in body and the other time neck separated from body
     
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    Suhr66 Strat-Talk Member

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    They told me it's very minor difference so it's not an issue.
     
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    I could lower the high e string to 1.6mm and it won't cause buzz, but it will break the balance between strings. I prefer to set each string's height based on fretboard radius.
     
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    @Cerb

    "I wouldn't call 2.1mm very hig, although it's on the high side.."

    My mim high E is about 1mm.
    2.1 would seem high in comparison, about twice as high lol.
     
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    That should be up to you to decide, not the counter guy at the music store.
    Wouldn't you agree?
    And if it's a minor difference now, ok, but is the neck done moving?
    Will it twist more as it ages? Idk of course, it might not, but that's a gamble in my humble opinion.
     
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    Have you tried setting the Low E at almost perfectly straight (.004-5) and then setting the action? Also you should be able to compensate the treble strings individually to get them lower than 2mm.
    I find a lot of relief annoying.
     
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    Yep still they think it is not defective lol
     
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    I haven't tried that setting yet, probably I should try it soon.
     
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    Fender factory specs say 1.6mm, so in relation to that, 2.1 wouldn't be very high. 1mm is pretty low.
     
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    you are right I don't expect my guitar to be 1mm at high E.. I think it is non sense that new stock that I've bought can't even be set as factory setup. Considering it is masterbuilt..
     
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    I had a problem with a ‘moving’ neck on a new guitar a few months back. Not the same issue as you appear to have. Ended up sending numerous email to the dealer, Fender in the US and Fender in the UK. Initially I was told the guitar was fine. Ending up getting a new guitar from the dealer. If you’re not happy and there is a problem with the guitar just keep pushing.
     
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    Seems like a very poor response from Fender and the dealer. At the very least they should offer to set it up to your specification and then they will either give you a guitar you enjoy playing or realise the issue for themselves.

    Another reason I will never own a Masterbuilt (or even Custom Shop) Fender.
     
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    We're dealing with a lot of assumptions, here; Is this a new instrument, (this year?)which you obtained, directly through your dealer, which was ordered by you ?
     
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    Yoo, hoo, O, ELVIS!
     
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    It is new instrument, but not this year, in stock model
     
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    Did you order the guitar from fender through dealer?
    Sounds more like a dealer issue if it's a stock model.
     
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    ... and are you the first owner of the instrument ? I am referring, specifically, to being the first player owner, the store or dealer intermediary doesn't count.

    Basically, did you order and buy the instrument new, from fender, or get it second hand? Because the fact that I'm dragging each detail out of you, one by bone, makes me wonder what we are not being told. It's already a little difficult, trying to cyber troubleshoot an instrument, without details.
     
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    This may seem a stupid question but does it buzz when played through an amp? I have 4 standard strats that all buzz but never when plugged in.
     
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    On a masterbuilt guitar I would hope you could communicate with the master builder directly.
     
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