April 1st, 2003, 01:18 PM
Does Fender make any guitars in current production that have a vintage late 60's neck? I've seen Squire's and Highway 1 series guitar with large headstocks but they mention the neck as "modern "C" shape". What is the difference between the modern C neck shape and what would be on a vintage 68 or 69. Where they wider or thicker or not much different?
April 1st, 2003, 01:49 PM
. . . but my guess would be that your best bet might be one of the '65 strat reissues from Fender Japan. I've got an original '66 with the big headstock & the neck profile doesn't feel different than earlier strats. I just got a '62 RI tele custom from Ishibashi and it feels period-accurate. Good luck.
April 2nd, 2003, 05:30 AM
Or you could try the CIJ 68 RI - it's got the large headstock, and it's two piece, i.e. no skunk stripe or bullet truss, just like the one in the picture to the left (maple cap or slabboard? You'll have to ask the experts). I have one, and I don't know if the profile is period accurate, but it's the best feeling Strat neck I've ever played - molded for my hand!
April 2nd, 2003, 11:56 AM
The MIM 70's Strat does as does, believe it or not, the MII standard Squire Strat. My son has a standard Squire and it has the late 60's/early 70's large headstock and "U" shaped neck profile with a maple board.