Help ID Mex neck!

Discussion in 'Tech-Talk' started by jpmist, Nov 1, 2010.

  1. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    I bought a partscaster off eBay and really love the neck. In case my pics don't work, it looks like this:

    It has a 2002 serial number: MZ22326XX, gloss finish top and back, vintage frets, vintage tuners, 1 11/16" or 43mm neck, spaghetti logo, and a beautiful vintage tint. Appears to be a 9.5" radius, definitely not 7" and a "V" shaped contoured neck. Decals say " with synchronized tremelo" and "Original Custom Body" w/ the serial number on back of headstock.

    What I've researched so far is that most Mex Re-Issues have the same logo and vintage tint, but are the thinner 1 5/8th, 7" radius.

    The 2000 era Powerhouse Strats have a similar neck to mine, but w/o vintage tint or gloss front.

    My last guess is that it's a Signature Strat of some kind, mine was advertised as a Robert Cray, but from what I gather those have the thinner, rounder radius as well.

    I do desperately want to find another neck like this one. It would help if I could narrow down what model to look for on eBay.

    Thanks!
     

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  2. rcole_sooner

    rcole_sooner Most Honored Senior Member

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    Does that have a heel adjust truss rod, or does the hole just look dark?

    That is what the decoder tells me. But I've never seen a MIM with a heel adjust truss rod. I'm sure someone will chime in with some more info.
     
  3. jflintmac

    jflintmac Most Honored Senior Member

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    It might be helpful to see the rest of the neck if that is possible.
     
  4. jpmist

    jpmist Strat-O-Master Gold Supporting Member

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    Thanks to both of you for your replies.

    I also posted to the Fender Forum and got the answer I was looking for.

    The neck is from a Fender Classic Series '50s Stratocaster. I was incorrect about the neck width and the radius. After remeasuring and comparing to a known 7.25" radius. My neck is 42mm and 7.25". Yes, it has the skunk stripe and adjusts at the base of the neck.

    Thanks again, now on to eBay. . .

    John