Neck Length?

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  1. Johnny_B

    Johnny_B TDPRI Member

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    Bought a tele neck copy from eBay, China, 25.5 scale length, but it is longer than my fender neck (at the heel?) and I’m concerned about the alignment to the bridge if I insert it into the body. The pic below shows the new neck on the bottom compared to my fender stock neck on the top. Anybody seen this problem, or is this workable?[​IMG]



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  2. Pierce

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    are they sitting nut to nut?
     
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    Yes!
     
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    Wow..
     
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    Ok. So I am going to ask the obvious question. I don't have a lot of info to work with here and don't know if you bought your gutar new or whatever but is it possible that your original neck was a 24.75 scale.
     
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    I'm thinking miter saw...but wondering what the deal really is?
     
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    Pretty sure is 25.5, thanks! (All the frets line up seemingly perfectly.)
     
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    Is it 3" from the 16th fret to the end of the maple part of the neck?
     
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    Are you lost son? :)
     
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    When you spread 3/4 of an inch over a 2 foot neck the spacing difference of the frets would be very minuscule.
     
  11. AAT65

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    It looks similar to a Modern Player neck. They are 22 frets with no overhang whereas the MIA, MIM and MIJ 22-fret necks have the same length neck as a 21-fret but the fretboard overhangs the end. (Your neck there seems to have an overhang after the 22nd fret, I’m not sure if the Modern Players have that.) The MP body has the neck pocket cut differently (deeper into the body) to allow for the different neck design.
    You would need to do some significant woodworking to use that neck. I’d say sell it on and buy one that fits a standard Fender body.
     
  12. Johnny_B

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    Looks like it! Fender neck above, China below...
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    We're talking about the neck heel here. On a Fender it's 3 inches +/- 1/32 or so from 16 to the end of the neck to fit into the corresponding neck cavity.
     
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    Yes I think so.

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    nope.. it's not gonna work unless you modify the neck pocket....

    Every once in a while I'll buy one of those Chinese POS just to see if anyone has shown the 8 year olds over there how to make a neck yet. I have NEVER seen one that I would even allow to sit in the same room with one of my guitars.. they all have some whacky weirdness to 'em...

    Run away....

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  16. DrASATele

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    What Ron said.

    The China neck might work on a build from scratch where you can adjust for the issue but as a replacement, nope.
     
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    Ya, I’m making a couple of tele bodies as test runs and will probably try to make this China neck work...

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    Well you can always take a hand saw and cut off the extra wood. It'll be hidden by the fretboard extension. If you have a handsaw and file / or sanding block, it's not rocket surgery.
     
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    Is a Modern Player neck really that extended at the heel? Never heard of that before... Not too much info out there that I can find on that... Either way, i'm gonna chop her up, but curious about it, nonetheless. Thanks.
     
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    Yes it is. There have been several references on TDPRI to this over the years. It’s the only range that Fender has with the extended heel, AFAIK.
    (Note that we are talking about the MIC Modern Player guitars here, not the older MIM Classic Player or the current MIM Player guitars...)
     
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