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standard replacement neck fit G&L?

Discussion in 'Tele Home Depot' started by manbearpig, Aug 20, 2010.

  1. manbearpig

    manbearpig Tele-Meister

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    Nov 4, 2008
    Madison
    Does anybody know if a replacement neck from, say, Warmoth or USACG or Allparts will fit a G&L body? Im talking a current four-bolt body.
     
  2. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    Nope. Although both Fender and G&L use a 25.5 in. scale, all Fender licensed necks are made as 21 fret necks (distance from nut to heel). If a Fender neck has 22 frets, the fretboard overhangs the heel. G&L necks are 22 fret necks with no overhang.

    Are you missing a neck ........... broken truss rod ............ stuck truss rod nut? Someone here in the forum replaced the truss rod on a G&L neck.

    G&L will sell a replacement neck if you send them the guitar. They want to do the replacement in house. Cost with labor $600. When I inquired about this they did agree to sell me a replacement neck that I could install for $400 plus my old neck. For either situation, I would be responsible for shipping both ways.
     
  3. manbearpig

    manbearpig Tele-Meister

    303
    Nov 4, 2008
    Madison
    Hi Jack,
    Thanks for the reply. No, I dont have any of the issues you mentioned. But I'm considering buying a G&L ASAT Special. One thing I like about my Tele and Strat is knowing that I can replace the neck if I ever need to or want to. And that is one thing I don't like about other manufacturers. I wasn't sure about G&Ls though, since they look like teles, were created by Leo, and have bolt-on necks. Disappointing to hear they aren't easily replaceable.
     
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  5. Jack Wells

    Jack Wells Doctor of Teleocity

    Oct 19, 2003
    Albuquerque, USA
    There are now several people in the forum making necks. You could probably commision a neck meeting G&L specifications. This might also be possible from one of the aftermarket neck makers.

    Here's another option. But a Fender 22 fret neck and add a small block of wood under the overhang. I think that would work. In fact I'm sure you could make it work.
     
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