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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Rosewood fingerboard

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Maple fingerboard

Maple fingerboard

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Mighty Mite Neck for Strat Guitar Compound radius, rosewood 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)

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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3.0

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

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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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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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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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Beautiful neck great feel excellent product for the price

5.0

Very good neck 

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I'm building a strat type guitar and sourcing all of the parts from Stewmac. This neck is great. It's more or less ready to go out of the box, the frets are well finished and level although the ends needed a little clean up. mine has some nice figure. Easy to lightly reshape and takes the finish really well. I'm very happy with this purchase

4.0

Feels great!

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Great solid neck, perfect for my Strat

5.0

Perfect fit

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This neck was a effect fit and also was easy to set up. I only lightly dressed the frets mainly because it was a new unused neck. The neck is exceptionally good quality, level frets with zero dead spots or buzzing. I am beyond happy with this neck! I purchased the rosewood fretboard neck which has quality fret wire.

5.0

mighty mite neck for stratocaster

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After reviewing youtube installation video I was able to install this neck and can't leave this guitar alone. The neck is better than I expected. I put 3 coats of acrylic on the neck, shimmed it and have enjoyed the vintage feel and playability.

5.0

Wow!

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I dont leave reviews much but this neck was worth a review. The frets needed a little clean up on the ends but some fine sandpaper fixed that in a few minutes. Other than that this neck is fantastic. I play strictly compound radius necks and this neck is just as pleasing as my fender elite compound radius. Dont hesitate!

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