is there anywhere to buy a genuine Fender 7.25 rosewood neck finished in nitro?

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  1. juliannz1

    juliannz1 Strat-Talk Member

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    All i seem to see is all parts and stuff, I have found one thats almost perfect but it has a pau ferro fretboard, i really want a rosewood one. Anyone anywhere know where I can get one?
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    eBay, Reverb, etc. I see them there regularly, but getting them shipped down under might be rather expensive.
    Is there a particular model you are looking for?
     
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    Since the demise of ‘Genuine Fender Rosewood Necks ‘R’ Us’, you’ll find it difficult!
     
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  4. SpeedKing

    SpeedKing Senior Stratmaster

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    I believe the only rosewood board, 7.25 radius, nitro finished neck Fender still make would be on an American made reissue (nothing MIM has rosewood now) and as such be pretty expensive and tricky to find unless Stratosphere had one at some point... The only other Fender option would be from a top line nitro Japanese reissue.

    The other solution is a Fender licensed product from Musikraft you could have made to your own spec (I'm just finishing a build with one ... CBS headstock, skunk and stripe one piece construction, vintage frets, vintage truss and my chosen back shape. It looks to be excellent quality and they can still supply rosewood boards I believe and can finish in nitro for you) or similar from Allparts but I've never seen their necks and I'm not sure about rosewood there either and I know you've already looked at them.

    Sorry I can't help more. What's it going on?
     
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    You might be able to get an Allparts one. They are the same necks used in Japanese Fenders. You also might be able to get a Japanese Fender neck easier in NZ - they are really good.

    Edit: the allparts ones will be unfinished and the Japanese ones won't be nitro - sorry! But I once tried a Japanese 54 model and it was better than my nitro finished 1954 Commemorative strat...
     
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    To my knowledge Allparts necks are NOT used in Japanese Fenders.

    Genuine Fender Japan necks are usually poly finished but some top line models ARE nitro.

    Whatever the finish Japanese quality is very high.
     
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    guitarchaeologist Papa Americano Silver Member

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    nutball73 Senior Stratmaster

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    Maybe a bad assumption on my part then - afaik Allparts necks are made in Japan and are Fender licensed; my received wisdom is that they are made at the same factory as Fender Japan.

    Do you have more info? I'd be interested to know the story.

    Either way, the Allparts SEO on my strat is the best neck I've ever played on any strat including dozens of custom shops. But then I did the finishing...;)