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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / Rosewood finger board

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State of Jefferson

Feb 7th, 2018 02:37 PM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 2003 Hiway 1 triburst, with a maple neck/fingerboard. I prefer rosewood for fingerboards.

The guitar is currently modded with Bill Lawrence Keystone Pickups, vintage tuners, vintage round string tree, electro-socket jack cup, and a Gotoh 6 saddle bridge.

The nut width is 1 11/16ths.

I have considered an aftermarket rosewood boarded neck.. Stew Mac just sent me a notice that they got them back in stock. Nut width 1 11/16ths.
Price $125.

Two questions..
Would you do it and what is the level of Quality of the Mighty Mite ie do they fit the pocket tightly, are the frets good quality and dressed. ?

Any other observations or comments welcomed.


(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 04:41 PM, Feb 7th, 2018)

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California Escapee

Don't look at me with that tone of voice
Feb 7th, 2018 05:05 PM   Edit   Profile  

In your situation, I would buy a genuine Fender replacement neck (about $200, depending upon which one you get) just to keep everything Fender. I do think the StewMac neck is a good choice if you are looking to save a few bucks.

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State of Jefferson

Feb 7th, 2018 06:07 PM   Edit   Profile  

The only place I can think that has the FENDER necks has ONLY 1 5/8ths and I simply cannot play them.

Thanks Bobby Mac..

As you can see by my mods, I am not concerned if it's genuine Fender given the upgrades.

(This message was last edited by jefe46 at 09:20 AM, Feb 10th, 2018)



Why do I keep fixing things that work?
Feb 14th, 2018 10:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I've read that the Baja Tele has a wider neck 1 11/16" and is probably what you are looking for, but it is also a little thicker than the standard neck. So, anything further would probably bean aftermarket build. It is a maple fretboard also!

reverend mikey
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N of I-90, E of I-29

You're old. Then vintage. Then good!
Feb 22nd, 2018 07:52 AM   Edit   Profile  

It really depends how "customized" you want your neck. If you're happy with the specs of the neck StewMac is selling, great. If you want to super customize it (nut width, neck shape, radius, fret size, etc.) I'd suggest Warmoth.

I LOVE my Warmoth necks because they're completely spec'd out the way I want them. Costs more for sure (especially if you have Warmoth finish them), but I've played some of these necks for 15-20 years and still love 'em.

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