mating a tele body and Strat neck...HELP please!

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by Tone_Terrific, Jan 15, 2005.

  1. Tone_Terrific

    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    I have ended up with a (I suppose) standard routed alder tele style body (ebay...sigh) and a MIM 21 fret Strat neck that does not seat to the right scale length due to its heel shape i.e. rounded vs tele square.

    If I trim the neck back I may be getting close to the truss rod anchor. If I lengthen the neck pocket I will be into the pickup cavity.

    Is there an elegant solution besides starting over?

    Thanks.
     
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    Thanks for the link. Something is wonky here. Either the routing is misplaced,
    (cursed ebay) or my bridge is non-standard. Any links to complete tele dimensions?

    Longer screws on the bridge pieces (6, that I don't have) would correct the problem, too, I guess.
     
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    Tone_Terrific Supporting Member

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    Bah! Forget about it. Sold off all the nasty bits and will order a nice Squier and customize it.
     

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