April 6th, 2012, 09:20 AM
I currently have a CVC, but would like to swap the neck for a maple. I figured I'd pick up an inexpensive Tele that came with a decent neck, swap, and resell the leftovers either in pieces, or as a complete guitar. The affinity's can be had for $150 but what are the necks like? How would they compare to a newer MIM maple neck? That's another option.
April 6th, 2012, 12:54 PM
The affinity necks are surprisingly decent for the price, just put a bone nut on it and wear down some of the finish and it should work fine. I have an affinity neck from the early 90's that plays really well and has just enough wear. The squier sealed tuners are crap so I would suggest replacing those too. But actually, for the same price of a used affinity, you could get a really nice all parts neck that would probably be a much better neck.
April 6th, 2012, 01:10 PM
The Affinity necks are skinnier with the nut at 40.9mm. If you don't care about a logo on the headstock, Elibrown09 suggestion of the Allparts neck or a Mighty Mite neck may be a better choice. I came across a site called Eyparts that has some good looking necks for not alot of change.
April 6th, 2012, 02:19 PM
I don't want another thin neck. Are the mighty nights any good?
April 6th, 2012, 03:01 PM
There is a CV blonde in the classifieds here for $200. Considering that CV necks are selling for $150+ on Ebay, you could swap necks and have two guitars for less than the cost of many after market necks alone.
April 6th, 2012, 03:55 PM
I'm not a big fan of the glossy CV neck. Its marginally thicker than the CVC. I should probably try one out again.
wired to go
April 6th, 2012, 07:53 PM
I have a Mighty Mite and a Squire Standard neck and they feel like the same neck. They are a little thinner then I really wanted,But, play well. If you want fatter a MIM is fatter.
April 8th, 2012, 12:54 PM
Will the squier fit a saga without sanding or routing?
April 8th, 2012, 01:00 PM
I had a squire strat neck on a partscaster, I replaced it with a mighty mite neck and I think it was a great improvement, now the partscaster is a keeper
I will use the squire neck on another beater guitar, something to leave somewhere that I wont care if something happens to it
April 8th, 2012, 01:06 PM
I don't want another thin neck.
Make sure you know what's being measured. Affinity necks are narrower across the nut than many Tele necks (i.e. the strings are VERY slightly closer together). This has nothing to do with thickness/thinness (i.e. depth from fretboard to back). My Affinity neck is quite chunky (thick). I really can't feel that it's that much narrower when I'm playing.
April 8th, 2012, 01:54 PM
aunchaki, what year is your Affinity? I know most of the 90's Affinitys had full sized bodies and bigger necks and some of the current Affinitys in the Strat Paks are different. I have a 2004 Indo Affinity Strat that I can simply use my fore finger at the headstock and bend the neck to where the strings touch the frets. My CV Tele requires some muscle to get a good neck bend. I'd wager that most Affinity necks being sold as parts are going to more of a Wizard size.
April 8th, 2012, 04:58 PM
aunchaki, what year is your Affinity?
Mine's a 2004.