What’s long enough?

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  1. stefanhotrod

    stefanhotrod Tele-Holic

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    Neck screws...how long extends a standard neck screw in the neck pocket?

    D1A33069-1C07-4584-81CD-EEC1BD4A6B14.jpeg I‘m thinking of longer screws since
    I‘ve bought the mother of neckplates:
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    3,20 mm/0.13“ :cool:
     
  2. Telenator

    Telenator Doctor of Teleocity Vendor Member

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    The Fender or import screws are plenty long enough.
    You could tie your car to the butt and of that guitar, and your girl's car to the neck, and tow her home and that neck won't come off those screws. And you wouldn't run the risk of splitting the wood.
     
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    Thanks.
    But how long (mms for example) do those screws extend in the neck pocket if someone knows?
     
  4. Novatuc

    Novatuc Tele-Meister

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    A standard Telecaster body is about 1 3/4" or 44mm thick and the neck screws are 1 3/4" or 44mm long. Assuming a standard neck pocket is 5/8" or 16mm deep then the screws should have about 15mm of screw in the pocket with the neck plate.
     
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