Musikraft Neck Questions

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  1. Smiff

    Smiff Tele-Holic

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    Is the Musikraft 2 piece construction neck with “Veneer Vintage Fender” fretboard option like the round-lam Fender fret boards of the 1960s?

    Also has anyone from the UK bought one? If so; what’s shipping and import charges like?
     
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  2. Dacious

    Dacious Poster Extraordinaire

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    Slab_vs_Veneer.jpg Yes. The slab board is as described a slab, with no skunk stripe.
     
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  3. Lefty Addams

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    So, from that, and not knowing the relevant history here, am I too summise that the Fender vintage slab board necks never had a skunk stripe? That is period correct, yes?
     
  4. telemnemonics

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    The first slab board necks had no skunk stripe but Fender went back to using the skunk stripe pretty quickly and you will find the skunk stripe on slab board, veneer board and one piece maple Fender necks.

    Not sure how exact a Musikraft veneer board neck is to an original, I have a '64 thick veneer board Tele neck with no skunk stripe and a '72 thin veneer board neck with a skunk stripe. They are not really identical even aside from the fact that the skunk stripe is on one and not the other.

    Musikraft can probably answer better and will make any spec you ask for.
     
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  5. BobbyMac

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    Actually, the first slab board rosewood necks Fender made for Telecasters/Esquires did have a skunk stripe and a headstock plug, as Leo used up a supply of maple necks on hand that were initially spec'ed for all-maple construction. In fact, in the earliest literature advertising the new Custom Telecaster and Custom Esquires in 1959, you can see the headstock plugs quite clearly in the pictures accompanying the announcement of the new models.
     
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  6. Redd Volkaert

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    Here's some dirt I found;
    In 69, the solid maple neck with skunk stripe returned on the Tele
    and 71 on the 3 bolt Strat
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