Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar

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Shaped, inlaid, fretted and finished—feels and plays great! Hard rock maple finished in clear satin polyurethane, with a walnut "skunk stripe" down the back.

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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar Rosewood fingerboard

Rosewood fingerboard

Item # 5715
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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar Maple fingerboard

Maple fingerboard

Item # 5716
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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar Compound radius, rosewood fingerboard

Compound radius, rosewood fingerboard

Item # 5713
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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar Compound radius, maple fingerboard

Compound radius, maple fingerboard

Item # 5714
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Quantity: 20


Shaped, inlaid, fretted and finished—feels and plays great! Hard rock maple finished in clear satin polyurethane, with a walnut "skunk stripe" down the back.

The 22 frets are nicely finished, and the nut is shaped and slotted. Maple or rosewood fretboard with dot inlays and side markers.

Screwholes for attaching to the body are not drilled. Each neck has a truss rod with a 4mm adjusting nut at the peghead. We recommend Allen Truss Rod Wrench for adjusting neck relief.

Peghead is drilled for 6-in-line tuning machines. 11mm-diameter holes fit sealed gear tuners with threaded peghead bushing. See all tuners.

Scale length 25-1/2" (647.70mm)
Width at nut 1-11/16" (42.86mm)
Width at 22nd fret 2-3/16" (55.56mm)
Fretwire .045" high x .095" wide (1.14mm x 2.41mm)
Approximate heel length 3-5/8" (92.07mm)
Fretboard radius 9-1/2" (241.30mm)

Compound radius necks
The fingerboard surface radius gradually changes from 9.5" at the nut, to 12" at the 22nd fret (241mm to 305mm), for lower action and cleaner string bending. 14.75" (375mm) bridge saddle radius is recommended.

Neck thickness (approximate; not including fret)

Ideally, the neck should just drop into the neck-pocket, or be a little snug. Don't force the neck into the pocket. If the body is unfinished, remember that the finish will make the neck pocket smaller with lacquer build up on the edge of the rout. Be sure to compensate for the finish buildup or the neck will be too tight after finishing.

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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar

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First try with Stewmac neck

By Ron from Kitchener, ON  CAN
(Customer's Reviews) Monday, January 12, 2015

Nice product. Not the most interesting grain pattern in the rosewood, but looks great with my very dark green finished strat-style guitar. Straight and true with no high or low frets, and I appreciated the pre-slotted nut. I measured 0.025 at the first fret which I lowered to 0.016 to 0.018 (high e to low e). Only problem at all was a small streak of high paint on the back near the body joint. About 2 minutes work with a scraper and some 3000 sand-paper and it was absolutely perfect!

Now I might sell it, just so I can buy one of the birdseye maple necks and build another strat!

Great for Line 6 Variax

By Brad from Glenview, IL 
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Bought a new Line 6 Variax JTV69S and like some others that posted here, I did not like the stock neck. I am OK with either Gibson or Fender necks, but this Variax, I just couldn't get to like. I bought the StewMac strat neck, compound radius with maple board and had a luthier put it on and do the adjustments. EXCELLENT! Love the new neck and very happy to have made the switch. If I didn't, I would never have liked the Variax. I have one complaint, and that is, the new neck has a somewhat dull finish. I would have preferred a gloss finish. A nice poly finish would make it a faster neck and string bends could be done on a smoother surface. For this reason, I only gave 4 stars. But the shape is great and it was a prefect fit.

Like These Necks

By useful tools from Springfield, Il
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, June 18, 2014

My only question with these necks, will take time to answer; how will the light finish perform? Other than that the necks are good, solid, and perform well.

Smooth Neck

By Skado from Houston, Tx, USA
(Customer's Reviews) Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Amazing replacement neck! Had no issues with installation! Made my Strat a little brighter and cleaner sounding, thank you StewMac for the amazing products!

Sweet neck

By SavageBeatLabs from Marion, AR
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, April 18, 2014

I love this compound radius neck. Everything was great except for the fret ends. It was like rubbing a saw. Customer service said it was because of the weather so I guess it's only meant to be played in the summer. They offered to replace it but instead I filed down the fret ends. I figured it would be replaced with another just like it. Now it's like butter. Just plan on a little filing.

worth the price strat neck

By nixnix from france
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, January 01, 2014

un manche de strat pas cher et de qualitT.Un poil de finition a faire soi mOme sur les frettes et c est parti ...bonne affaire! Merci StewMac...

Line 6 JTV-69S - Perfect replacement neck

By JohnL from UK
(Customer's Reviews) Friday, November 15, 2013

The Variax guitars are a great concept and the James Tyler version takes it to a much higher level, but...I just hated the neck on the thing!

Problem is, these things are expensive and the idea of re-profiling the neck to something more usable for me would a) invalidate any warranty (obviously) and b) not guarantee a great result. The answer; one of these amazing value necks - in my case, the 5716.

The neck is an almost perfect fit in the JTV neck pocket and the two screw hole near the body are just about spot on. You'll need to drill a pilot hole for the two other screws.

One word of warning; make sure your pilot holes are big enough. The neck fixing screws on the JTV are of very poor quality and I sheared the head off one of them so I took the opportunity to replace all of them with better ones.

The tuners on the Variax fit straight in to the 5716 and I fitted a string tree as usual.

The guitar is now brilliant!

Top Drawer

By CB from Colorado
(Customer's Reviews) Sunday, November 03, 2013

I bought this neck to replace a custom neck from another manufacturer. It went into the neck pocket perfectly. I checked the relief with a StewMac Neck Relief Gage, the StewMac neck was flat - IE had no relief. (Exactly is what I wanted). I was able to set the low E string to less than 4/64" from the bottom of the string to the top of the 12th fret with no buzz and no fret out - marvelous. The other strings set up similarly.

Great neck for my project.

By Bubba CGD from Austin Texas Travis
(Customer's Reviews) Wednesday, October 02, 2013

It plays great feels like it should couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you for the great craftsmanship.

Maple Strat Neck Better Than Original

By Terry Chislett from Rochester, NY
(Customer's Reviews) Thursday, July 25, 2013

I recently purchased a Fender 2000 american standard strat body. The first place I looked for a neck was StewMac. I have purchased a variety of parts and luthier tools here before. I have always been impressed by the quality of the items I have bought here and the customer support is the best I have ever encountered. I always get a reply within 24 hours. The maple neck that I received was in my opinion better than the stock Fender neck that was on my original 2000 american standard start. The finish was impeccable, there was absolutely no fret sprout, the neck was already adjusted for the proper neck relief I did not have to adjust the truss rod after installation, the neck fit the body perfectly. If you are looking for guitar parts or luthier tools there is no better place to shop than StewMac.

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