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Mighty Mite Neck for Tele Guitar

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Mighty Mite Neck for Tele Guitar Rosewood fingerboard

Rosewood fingerboard

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Mighty Mite Neck for Tele Guitar Maple fingerboard

Maple fingerboard

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Mighty Mite Neck for Tele 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 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.

More specifications:
Scale length 25-1/2" (647.70mm)
Width at nut 1-11/16" (42.86mm)
Width at 21st fret 2-3/16" (55.56mm)
Fretboard radius 9-1/2" (241.30mm)
Fretwire .045" high x .095" wide (1.14mm x 2.41mm)
Fret count 21
Approximate heel length 3-5/8" (92.07mm)

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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4.0

Better than I expected

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The fret ends were sticking out bayonet style but after filing them all down with my StewMac fret end file they were tamed. The frets needed a little leveling too. The plastic nut was perfectly serviceable but I decided to swap it out for a Tusq replacement mostly because I like to tinker. Now that it's all set up it plays very nicely with low action and no buzzing. The light finish on the back of the neck is just enough for me. As always, Stewmac delivers faster than anyone else. .

5.0

Tele replacement neck...

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Great neck...replaced a problem neck with this item...very good price for a quality item. Highly recommended.

5.0

First Time Telecaster

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This project was my first time building a telecaster, and you folks at Stew Mac made my experience a dream. The maple fingerboard neck I purchased was perfect. It fit into the pocket just right, the frets were spot on, and the action adjusted right down to where I like it with zero buzz anywhere on the neck. The string slots in the nut were spaced perfectly, and left me enough space to bring the strings down to a close tolerance.

Am I a happy guy? You bet! Would I recommend this product? You bet! I have, and will always recommend Stew Mac for the quality of the products they sell and the professional and timely service I have always received. Thank you Stew Mac. Chris Marvin

5.0

Telecaster Maple Replacement Neck

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For the money this is one of the best replacement necks on the market. Fit and finish need nothing although I did add the satin finish to this neck to help keep any oils from soaking into the wood. This was my first attempt to build a Telecaster from scratch and Stewmac made it simple. I will definitely purchase more from Stewmac for future projects. Keep up the great work! Thank you!

5.0

Not for Kluson tuners?

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I bought one of these necks and I dropped in vintage Kluson tuners in with absolutely no problem. This neck rules.

4.0

Not for Kluson peg pitch

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Peg hole dia is about 10mm, that is fine, but the pitches of hole center to center are a bit wider than Kluson type peg's reccomendation, about 0.6mm. These 5 slits are not beautiful. Of-course, you need conversion bush in this case. Neck itself is so good for Telegib build, wow!

3.0

Average

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The maple was plain and straight like I asked. The rosewood was slightly wavy but ok with nicely sanded finish. The fret ends were sticking out slightly. The nut was poor quality and there was a lot of cement holding it in place. There was a noticeable hump in the neck. Once the leveling / fret dressing was done and bone nut installed it turned out quite decent. Overall, the quality is average but expect to make some finishing touches before installation.

5.0

Tele replacement neck

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I recently built a tele style guitar and purchased the Stew Mac tele neck. As soon as it arrived I installed it, strung it up and did a quick set up. The neck is awesome, smooth as silk and excellent fret work. If you want a high quality neck without emptying your wallet this is the neck for you.

5.0

Couldn't be Happier!!

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I recently ordered the maple Telecaster neck from Stew Mac to replace the original on my Æ91 American Tele. The truss rod in the original neck had been maxed out for quite some time, so the playability had been in steady decline. I looked into getting it repaired and got several estimates, which ranged from $150 on up. After weighing the pros and cons of having the original repaired vs. installing a new neck, I opted for the latter. I figured I will still have the original neck, and I can still get it fixed without having to rush into a decision as far as what shop, what procedure, etc.

After getting this neck from Stew Mac and installing it, IÆve been so thrilled with the way it plays and sounds that IÆve all but forgotten about getting the original fixed. I couldnÆt be happier with it- especially for the price. It feels and plays every bit as good as the original ever did, and I think it might even sound better than my original did.

For the amateur/hobbyist like myself, I should mention that installing the neck required some drilling (the four holes to mount it to the body, the two little holes for each tuner, and two holes for the string retainer). Also, in my case- the fret ends required sanding as the wood likely contracted and they stuck out a bit on either side to where I could feel the sharpness when I ran my fingers up and down the sides of the fret board. But the frets were nicely crowned and the nut was to factory spec.

There are a few minor differences between this neck and my American original. This neck has 21 frets as opposed to 22 on my original. (It doesnÆt have the tongue at the base of the neck). The original neck has a walnut plug at the base of the headstock where you access the truss nut, while the one on this neck is black and appears to be graphite. Also, the truss nut is closer to the opening and can be reached with the smaller end of a standard allen wrench, and itÆs larger (requiring a larger size allen wrench), which I personally like better. But the most noticeable difference for me was the lack of a Fender logo on the headstock. Obviously, this is only a superficial difference- but itÆs something to consider. I ended up making a decal to exactly match my original logo and serial number and it actually turned out pretty good. (ItÆs OK- IÆll never sell this guitar.)

Overall- knowing what I know now- I would buy this neck again in a second! I just wish I would have bought it a lot sooner.

5.0

Amazing quality

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Might Mite replacement neck makes my home-made Telecaster nice and smooth to play

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