Yeah Spook69 I hear ya, I am actually surprised I was able to get him to pop the neck. As I remember he was adamant about it being completely stock. When we saw the neck date he was disheartened. I am sure that his dad bought it and had proper fender maint. done. Neck was probably ordered from fender as a replacement back in63. Most likely done by DiPippo music stores who was the fender dealer in the 60' in that area of RI. Course DiPippo used to put decals on the back of the headstock on a lot of thier guitars and this one doesn't have that.
Playa nice, is light weight but did not have a really special sound electrically. Still damn nice. Lots of vibe. My personal long lost tele was a 66 so the 63 neck felt great to me.