Fender Strat Question!

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Lonely Raven, Jan 16, 2008.


  1. Lonely Raven

    Lonely Raven Member

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    Hey all,

    I just picked up an '06 Fender Classic Player 60's Strat, used.

    It needed to be cleaned up a bit...grunch on the strings, some rust on the pole pieces, dirty fretboard. So I stripped it down to parts, scrub everything down and polish the body...and I find two slips of thin card stock as a "shim" under the neck.

    So my question...does Fender do this? Or was someone doing some monkey work of a setup on this?
     
  2. Number8

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    Shims are a good thing.:AOK
     
  3. Lonely Raven

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    The shims may have been tilting the neck in either direction or simply raising it, depending on placement.
    Try with no shim, if setup is a problem, ask again, or experiment; it's pretty EZ.
     
  5. Lonely Raven

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    I understand what shims are, and how they work.

    My question was, is this Fender's doing or is this someone trying to tweak a good guitar?
     
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    Either one, who knows?. Fender will shim if needed, (they aren't going to toss a neck for that) and when you buy a used guitar, you never know what's been done.
     
  7. schmit

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    My CP60 had the same shim....so its outta the factory
     

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