Issues putting a fender strat neck on a non Fender body

Discussion in 'Stratocaster Discussion Forum' started by drp146, Jul 20, 2021.

  1. Roger66

    Roger66 Senior Stratmaster Double Platinum Supporting Member

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    Maybe can draw it in with a crayon. Cross off the other thing first.
     
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    Wouldn't a Sharpie be better?
     
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    Yeah. Or a bit of sandpaper, some lacquer and a decal.
     
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    I'm pretty sure no matter what happens, he won't be doing anything to the early 80's Lead I neck. No point destroying it's value.
     
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    As an update, I convinced him to just keep the guitar as it is, based on the good advice of Guitarmageddon. This is his first Strat type guitar, after playing Gibsons for a few decades, and he does like the neck profile and radius of the Lead I neck. I want to thank Guitarmageddon again for sharing his knowledge. His example is what I like best about this forum. I have learned a lot from reading his advice and replies to others as well.
     
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    If the neck pocket and neck fit and the scale length is the same then it should work
     
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    So as partscasters go, I think he got a pretty good buy on this one. $300 with the 80's Lead I neck, the Tokai body and Van Zandt pickups. I offered to give him his $300 for it, so he could invest in a actual Strat, but he's not going for it. I should've offered to buy it before I told him what I learned about the value of the parts, lol.