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Wildwood Body

instepmusic

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So I bought an MJTele body off eBay to replace one that I sold recently. The previous body was also from Mark but was an Allparts body. So now I have the Allparts neck still and the holes don't line up with the new Wildwood body because the pocket is not deep enough.

Should I attempt to make the modification myself? If so, tools and method suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.
 

SW33THAND5

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So I bought an MJTele body off eBay to replace one that I sold recently. The previous body was also from Mark but was an Allparts body. So now I have the Allparts neck still and the holes don't line up with the new Wildwood body because the pocket is not deep enough.

Should I attempt to make the modification myself? If so, tools and method suggestions? Any help would be appreciated.
Had a similar deal with a strat. you can either...

#1 shave the neck where it mounts (i had a guitar tech do this...worked and set-up great)
#2 shave / cut the body hole where the neck mounts

otherwise... you are either getting a new body or neck that will match:bonk
 

Schroedinger

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Had a similar deal with a strat. you can either...

#1 shave the neck where it mounts (i had a guitar tech do this...worked and set-up great)
#2 shave / cut the body hole where the neck mounts

otherwise... you are either getting a new body or neck that will match:bonk
I think the short answer is- if you want it done right, have someone qualified do it.
Enlarging the pocket on the body sounds like a disaster to me... lots of ways that can go wrong unless you go all the way and make custom fixtures, etc. Sanding down the end of the neck would be easier, but again- you need to do it right, or it will end up crooked. With either of these options it would be very difficult to get the screw holes perfectly aligned, and you will substantially shorten the scale length.
Another option would be drill out the screw holes on the neck, plug them with cross-grain maple plugs, and re-drill the screw holes in the right location. Which is what I would do. It does require a drill press and plug cutters, and some time, by IMO this is the "right" fix.
 




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