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Does this look like a Tele neck heel?

Matt L

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I pulled the neck from my Washburn Steve Stevens model and test-fit a Musikraft Beak neck. The heels are very different. Without measuring, do you guys think this looks like a typical Tele heel? This is the Washburn neck-






Here's the gap when fitting the Musikraft neck-



The heel-



I'd love to use this neck on this body without any mods, if possible. Otherwise, I'd love to know if a Tele neck would work better.
 

Mike9

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The top one is a 22 fret neck like G&L - no overhang. You would need to put a filler piece in the bodies' neck pocket to make up the difference. Otherwise the scale length will be off.
 

Matt L

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So line up where the 22nd fret on the original is, and then match the placement with the new neck and fill the gap under the overhang? I'm guessing the holes will need to be redrilled, too. What about the side gap?
 

Mike9

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Side gap is just that unless it's huge. It's going to take some measuring and marking and fitting the insert, but worth it if it works. I put a Tele neck on a ASAT body and had to do the same thing.
 

big mike

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If it were me? Yeah probably have to custom order a neck, or at least a 'plug' to make it work. Too much hassle if that's not a US version.
 

Matt L

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Ok, so I've decided to order a KNE Dinky body for that Musikraft neck. Now I need to find a 2.25" heel neck for the Steve Stevens body. I would love to use a Charvel neck, but they all have an overhang for the 22nd fret. I assume that won't work, unless I do the whole shim thing at the bottom?
 

MykeWright

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The Yamaha Pacifica neck heels look very similar to your Washburn, if that helps at all.

I had to do the reverse operation to fit a Pacifica neck onto a Strat body, so turned it into an overhanging 22-fret neck (i.e. 21-fret Strat heel).
 






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