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Replace neck for JTV 89 F

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Hi Guys, I am looking for some information and recommendations on replacement of the neck for a JTV 89F. I bought this guitar because I liked the idea that I can have a locking tremelo with the option of doing alternate tuning etc. Over all I am relatively happy with the guitar but the neck is not as thin or easy to play as I like. I used to be an Ibanez player and looking to replace the neck of the 89f to something like an Ibanez super wizard neck profile. Any ideas/thoughts on where I can go to find after market necks? and what will fit/not fit in the neck socket?

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On 11/15/2019 at 7:36 PM, sherimehmood said:

Hi Guys, I am looking for some information and recommendations on replacement of the neck for a JTV 89F. I bought this guitar because I liked the idea that I can have a locking tremelo with the option of doing alternate tuning etc. Over all I am relatively happy with the guitar but the neck is not as thin or easy to play as I like. I used to be an Ibanez player and looking to replace the neck of the 89f to something like an Ibanez super wizard neck profile. Any ideas/thoughts on where I can go to find after market necks? and what will fit/not fit in the neck socket?

 

I sympathize with your plight, as I wouldn't have gotten much milage out of my JTV69 if Strat necks didn't happen to be a perfect fit. Whether that was just dumb luck or by design is anybody's guess, but either way I think you're gonna be disappointed... I'm not aware of any ready-made drop in replacements for the 89 neck pocket.

 

If you have access to any local boutique builders/luthiers, I'm sure you could get one made to your liking, but that may be rather costly. You might find something out there that happens to fit the pocket dimensions, but unless you're very lucky, it's very likely that you'd have scale issues that will result in big intonation problems that you might not be able to compensate for at the bridge saddles.

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