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Which neck to fit into my mim Fender body?

Discussion in 'Luthier's Guitar & Bass Technical Discussion' started by hungrymusician, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. hungrymusician

    hungrymusician Member

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    Hi,
    Please help me,im looking for a neck(Tele) to fit into my Mexican standard Tele body.Ive heard about necks from different country makes are different in the size.
    Id like a 52ri Tele neck either USA or Japan made,but would they fit?
    Thanks.
     
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    USA necks fit USA or Mexico bodies and Japan only fit Japan becauseof the small difference between 2 3/16" and the close metric equivalent . There will always be exceptions if tolerances get sloppy.
     
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    That's true, but the difference is pretty small. Small enough that you could sand out the neck pocket in the MIM body a bit and load a MIJ/CIJ neck in there. That's what I've done with my MIJ 52 Tele - swapped the body for a Hwy 1.
     

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