Yeah there's always the chance that the pocket holes won't line up, even though the CVs are mostly vintage specs. (The pot and jack nuts are metric for example) But if you don't like the thinner CV neck then the Baja neck will be nice on the pine body.
Just be patient All in, the CV 50s...
My 1983 2 knob Standard Strat is probably one of the best necks I ever played on. Rosewood fret board, 12" radius and a little wider at the nut. It has 21 frets, a four bolt neck with micro-tilt adjustment plate.
Follow this (especially the Bob Taylor videos at the bottom):
Make sure you put the guitar in a case. It may take a while because even the case is probably made of wood and will suck a lot of moisture from the sponge...
Love the midnight blue. Just did a tidying up of my friends late 80s 4003S - note the lack of binding.
I put the Thomastik Jazz strings on and they are awesome on that bass.
What strings is yours wearing?
You know, Fender is partly to blame for this. If their replacement necks didn't have the headstock decal but just had a brand burned on the heel like Allparts or Warmoth, we wouldn't even be having this discussion, methinks.
It's a Partscaster. It's a nice Partscaster, but still a...
Ok, I have to stop a misconception.... If the linear measure of a nut width is the same, a smaller radius actually has more room between strings, not less compared to a larger radius.
The shortest distance between two points is a straight line. The straighter the line the shorter the distance.
It's a great guitar, except the bridge pickups are out of phase from the factory. I reversed the polarity with a neodymium magnet and all is well. Build quality is every bit as good as my 2017 Chinese Classic Vibe Tele or my USA Performer Tele.
Your picture looks like Ash with no grain filler. It looks great because it's an open pore wood.
Alder is a closed grain and won't show the beautiful grain patterns of a wood like Ash. It's just going to look like flat black paint.
Wow, you have reading comprehension issues In an earlier post, the same person posted the following:
"The ONLY things they do not make in house are the tuning machines and the pots/switches (which have been externally sourced going back to 1950). EVERYTHING else is made in house."