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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Rosewood fingerboard

Rosewood fingerboard

Item # 5715
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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Maple fingerboard

Maple fingerboard

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$129.65

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Compound radius, rosewood fingerboard

Compound radius, rosewood fingerboard

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$117.15

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Compound radius, maple fingerboard

Compound radius, maple fingerboard

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Mighty Mite 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.

Specifications
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)
String post spread 4-11/16" (119.06mm)

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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5.0

Mighty Mite Neck

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Bought a cheap neck the first time! After much work to no avail I trashed it and bought this. I drilled new holes bolted it on and voila! Done. Great neck! You get what you pay for...and this is a great value!

5.0

decent

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This the 3rd I've bought of this model. (first from SM) This is the only one that was no sealed with poly, it was bare wood. It was also the first to not need the fret ends filed except at the fretboard taper. It need leveling very badly but I do that to ALL necks. I've only had one of the 3 be clear lumber. This one has a knot to the top marking "C" position. In the end it plays absolutely beautifully. Perfect shape, great rigidity. Handles drop D without buzzing the top string.

5.0

Beautiful neck

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Made a special request re: rosewood appearance and received exactly what I'd asked for. Above and beyond great customer service.

5.0

New neck for my Frankenstein Strat

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After the 30-year-old neck on my white frankenstrat finally warped beyond playability, I placed an order for one of the Mighty Mite rosewood compound necks. After reading the reviews, I was prepared to do some remedial work on it. Imagine my surprise when I pulled a nice, straight Strat neck out of the box! The frets were nice and level, requiring only a polishing. The nut was a bit high, which should be expected on a replacement neck. It was a perfect fit on my knock-off body. The resulting combination plays beautifully, with no buzzes or dead spots. I'm not sure what neck some of the other guys were reviewing. Maybe I'm just easy to entertain, but this is a lot of neck for not much money.

1.0

Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar

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Verified Buyer


I recently ordered this neck for a Strat but upon arrival I was not at all pleased with it. The neck did not feel right in my hands it was too light to my liking and the fret ends were very sharp and would need filing by a guitar tech...I'm not bashing StewMac at all I have ordered some great products from them in the past with complete satisfaction..I should have ordered the Vintage neck which is priced a bit higher but I forgot that you get what you pay for.. I ordered a Vintage neck for another Strat a few months ago and it was perfect, beautifully finished and all I had to do was install it, that Vintage neck plays like butter..Pay a few more dollars and get the Vintage neck, its well worth the money..

3.0

Feels and plays great, but it takes some work to get there! 

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Verified Buyer


This neck feels amazing, fits the neck pocket perfectly, plays and sounds great! I would give it five stars, but:

-1 Star: The first one I received had an ugly cosmetic defect. There was a big gray smudge spanning 3 frets, almost like the finish ran and someone with dirty fingers wiped it. (Stew-Mac customer service saved the day, though - AMAZING service!)

-1 Star: The fret ends were not finished well at all. Expect to invest quite a bit of time filing down the painful pokies.

Other than those two minor dings, it's a very nice piece. It's a lot better than I expected for the price and, quite frankly, it plays and feels better than the Mexican Fender neck it replaced!

4.0

Compound Radius, Jumbo Frets, Maple

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For the record, I have not yet installed this neck. It will end up paired with a mahogany body shaped similar to a Gibson SG.
The construction quality is quite impressive for an inexpensive compound neck. The neck wood and maple fingerboard are flawless, both in the piece of wood chosen and the workmanship. It has a very thin clear coat. Also flawless. No High frets, no low frets. Amazing!
Why only 4 stars? I did have to work on the fret ends a bit, but in fairness, part of that might be because of wood shrinkage due to cold climate and heat being on so much. (Cleveland, Ohio)
Fret ends were like razors all the way up & down the neck. I'm not a pro by any stretch, so for all of you who have fear of files on a neck, this was an easy fix using a flat single cut 8" file with ZERO damage to the wood. I didn't have to re-dress the fret ends at all other than knocking off the tang edges a bit. It took all of 10 minutes, file in one hand, neck in the other. I held the file by its edges. Just don't use any pressure! Let the teeth do the work and use care to keep your file parallel to the neck edge for a few passes then angle it a bit to blend to the 35 deg top edges. When the fret ends are where they should be you will feel it because it changes from cutting metal to floating down the side of the fingerboard. Like I said, light touch! File did not bite into the wood or the finish at all. Felt like a miracle or something. Other than that, I had to buff the first fret. It had a dull look and a few scratch marks, but a buff wheel on a dremel made quick work of that. Great deal on these necks. I am very satisfied.

5.0

Mighty Mite Maple Strat Neck

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Verified Buyer


I had first bought a $30 Cheapo neck from a competitor. Returned immediately. Popped frets.
The neck I ordered from StewMac is perfect. Plays & feels like Buttah! Frets are all even. No sharp edges. It's like I have a brand new Strat again. Thanks StewMac!

5.0

Great replacement for my Strat

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Verified Buyer


And inexpensive too. The original Strat neck took a set relief I could not adjust. The Mighty Mite is a good option on a budget. Guitar plays nice too, almost as good as new. I like the compound radius and satin finish.

5.0

Strat player

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Verified Buyer


Beautiful neck great feel excellent product for the price

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on page 77 of our StewMac Digital Catalog



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