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Old January 28th, 2004, 12:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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will a 4 bolt strat neck fit a 4 bolt Tele body ? both are MIM instruments - a friend has the strat neck available and the looks are not important in this instance :P

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Old January 28th, 2004, 12:35 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It will fit, but the Strat neck is rounded at the end, whereas the Tele neck is more square at the corners.

A strat neck will go in a tele pocket, but there will be gaps in both corners. A 22-fret strat neck will hide the gaps.

A tele neck won't fit a strat pocket, unless you modify the pocket.
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Old January 28th, 2004, 12:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Most of the MIM Strats and Teles have a universal pocket that will take either. I don't know when they started doing this, but I think it's cool for those of us who like to mix and match. Just make sure you get a pickguard that will match the heel of the neck you're using.
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