Replacement Neck

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  1. edmartin54

    edmartin54 Strat-Talk Member

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    I have a '96 American Standard and I need to replace the neck (truss rod stripped). I really don't want to pay over $500 to Fender. I've found a MIM neck with Pau Ferro fingerboard on eBay for $250, which says it fits American Standards and is brand new.

    Will this neck work in my Fender?
     
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    CRobbins Strat-Talker Gold Supporting Member Silver Member

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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    There is never a 100% guarantee that you won't have to do some kind of change...(maybe the screw holes won't be a perfect match etc.) but as a whole, yes, it will fit the guitar.
     
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    Most likely it will slip straight in. might be tight, might be narrower.
    Usually have the same universal measure.

    Mexico necks don´t have rolled edges tho´

    I have a American Special body with a MIM Classic Player neck.
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Pao Ferro is easy to roll though...just like rosewood. Easy fix with either a file, screwdriver or razor blade.
     
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    Baelzebub Most Honored Senior Member

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    https://www.strat-talk.com/threads/psa-147-compound-radius-ebony-necks.563481/
     
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    Scott Baxendale Senior Stratmaster Gold Supporting Member

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    Yes, but why don’t you just get the truss rod fixed?
     
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    If he wants a Pao Ferro then sure. Easy as pie.
    More tougher on Maple necks
     
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    Believer7713 The Pink Bunnyman Frankenstein Silver Member

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    Yep. Worked with many of both. I was going by what was in the original post that said he was considering a PF board.