Last week I bought a G&L neck - see http://www.thegearpage.net/board/showthread.php?t=1038842 . Of course, I knew it wouldn't fit in a regular fender-sized neck pocket, but I bought it anyway. It is both wider and longer then a standard neck, although I do already have a strat body with the correct neck pocket width. So now what do I do about the depth? If I enlarge the neck pocket of my strat body, there's NO WOOD LEFT between the neck and the pickup cavity... So how important is it for the heel end to actually touch wood? The other option is to shorten the neck (keeping the fretboard intact, of course). I kinda hesitate to do this, because I don't know how much I can shave off without running into the truss rod. And obviously I don't want to ruin my brand new neck. Soo... any advice?