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JTV-69S replacement neck for neck Fender American special

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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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(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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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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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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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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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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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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