Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar

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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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Replacement Neck for Strat Guitar

About This Item

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 single-action 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. 10mm-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.

Trade Secrets!

Trade Secrets!

Fine tuning a bolt-on replacement neck

Erick Coleman pulls his old Strat out of mothballs and gives it a new neck. He shows what's needed to get a replacement neck ready to play.

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Rosewood Compound Radius Strat Neck

(Customer's Reviews)

After receiving the neck, I found that the neck heel was an excellent fit for my Strat. It only took a couple of hours to install it and get it set up. I'm really impressed by the fretwork. I am also pleasantly surprised that it came with a pre-slotted nut that required no work whatsoever. The only thing that I will be doing to it is buffing the frets. If you have experience working on guitars, this neck is plug-and-play. Awesome.


Better than new

(Customer's Reviews)

It took one day to install this neck.
After adjustments this neck plays better than the one that came with this american standard strat. It also improved the sustain . Thanks Jim Vaughan


Nice Neck

(Customer's Reviews)

Ordered the compound radius with rosewood for a strat. project.
First one had some factory issues, StewMac took care of it asap!!
Nice neck, usual setup adjustments.
First try was following site ad suggestion for a 14.75 in. radius at the bridge. I like to set strings low, so I wound up with some fret buzz. Switched to 12 in. radius and
guitar is fine. Ordered most of the parts for this build from Stew Mac, all first rate equip.

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  • These necks are made for us by Mighty Mite, and have peghead shapes licensed by Fender.
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