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#1 infor-bumeran

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

A few days ago I changed the neck of my JTV-69S by a neck of a Fender American Special.
The guitar has improved 100%
It has a bit of work but it is easy to do

Here some photos of the two necks, the differences are in the curvature of the heel and the anchor points of the screws

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The first is to close holes in the fender neck

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(to be continued)


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#2 infor-bumeran

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 11:48 AM

(Here)

 

Then you have to file the Fender neck curvature to the frets are at the same height as the original

 

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After verifying the distance put the neck on the body and put the 1st and 6th strings to align correctly

 

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We hold firmly to the body and neck make the holes with appropriate depth.

 

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Keep in mind that the front screws are shorter than the rear screws

 

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We put the screws and completed work

 

 

This is how it has been finally

 

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Now if I love my JTV


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#3 clay-man

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 12:30 PM

Fender maple neck <3


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#4 snhirsch

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 03:33 PM

Nice!  I put an aftermarket (MightyMite) Strat neck on my JTV-69 last year and it does make a huge improvement in playability.  There was no need to fiddle with the heel on mine, however.  


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#5 Charlie_Watt

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Posted 20 July 2014 - 04:04 PM

To each his own.  I happen to like my JTV 69S Neck better than my American Strat Neck.  It's narrower and nicer for my very undersized hands.  Nice job though!


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#6 snhirsch

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Posted 21 July 2014 - 04:00 AM

To mix metaphors, choosing the perfect neck is like choosing the perfect Unix editor.  I am blessed/cursed with large hands and long fingers.  No matter how carefully I played, I was always coming down on multiple strings when playing open chords on the stock JTV neck. 


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40 years of Rock-n-Roll and proud of it!

 

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Antares ATG-1 Autotune Pedal

Fender Mustang III.v2 Modeling Amp

 


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Posted 27 July 2014 - 04:59 AM

Nice work but I like the Neck on my jtv-96s.


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#8 airforceguitar

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Posted 25 September 2014 - 08:44 AM

Great Mod! I love a 1-pc maple neck!
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#9 pugdealer

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:15 AM

It looks awesome...I wish I had a maple neck on mine!

 

I just find it a bit strange, to say the least, that you kept the fender strat logo...it's like driving a bmw with a mercedes badge  :wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko:  :wacko:

 

Neck looks great though


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#10 clay-man

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Posted 26 September 2014 - 03:47 AM

I wish they offered maple on all 69 models. I like a humbucker bridge a lot, and would probably use it more than a single coil bridge (though I love that too).


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#11 DannyMcO

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Posted 18 July 2016 - 05:18 PM

Don't know if any of you were still hoping for a maple neck for your JTV69; I have an extra one on Reverb: https://reverb.com/m...?condition=used


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