Mustang build with Jag neck?

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  1. danadig

    danadig TDPRI Member

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    Hey everybody,

    I'm starting the process of putting together a mustang. I heard that mustang and jaguar necks are interchangeable and I just found a jaguar neck for pretty cheap. Are there any problems with using this MIM Jag neck on an aftermarket mustang body? Any tips?

    PS. this is my first build :eek:

    Thanks!
     
  2. schmee

    schmee Doctor of Teleocity Silver Supporter

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    Be careful. Some Mustang or Jag necks are not interchangeable. Make sure they both are the same number of frets. There's a Jag model that has 22 frets without an overhang IIRC that will not work.
     
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    You should be ok, but I think there are variations in heel width between MIJ, MIM, and MII necks. I'd double check these measurements.
     
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    Jags always had 22 frets with no overhang, just like the full-scale Mustang models.
     
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    I didn't know that. I had trouble once, but can't remember for sure what the deal was. I think It was trying to interchange necks with a Pawn Shop Special or Vintage Modified type?
     
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    With out knowing anything else, you probably had issues with the Pawn Shop Special. Squier VM/CV offsets have standard dimensions, more or less. Speaking of, OP I still have my VM Mustang neck, I'll compare it to my CV Jaguar later on today. It's probably the same.
     
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