I have two partscaster projects in the making (one Tele, one Strat style). The necks I've chosen for them are both too wide to fit in their appropriate neck pocket. With the Tele it's simply a matter of the neck being a bit too wide (which will make this the easier of the two to fix). On the Strat body, I'm using a non-Strat (Washburn) neck that is both too wide for the pocket and has a different taper than Strat necks. Put another way, part of the neck fits in the pocket. But at the end of the neck (the heel itself) it's wider than a Strat neck by around 2mm. It's a 22 fret neck and "fits" up to about the 17th fret. From there to the end it's too wide. (I also know in advance that I may need to shim under the neck to get the right angle. But that isn't a problem). My question (and it's probably been asked many times before) is: Should I shape the neck pockets to fit the necks? Or vice versa? Or could it be a combination of both? I've read and/or heard that it's best to "make it fit" by removing wood from the neck pocket. But this is the first time I'll actually be doing this. Therefore, I seek input or any tips anyone may have. Thanks in advance!