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FDP Forum / Fender Guitars: Telecasters / 2016 Deluxe Nashville Tele neck question



Nov 6th, 2017 09:01 AM   Edit   Profile  

I have a 2016 DN Tele I picked up slightly used in Jan 2017. Does anyone know if these necks are different in width specifically in the neck pocket? I'm considering replacing it with a rosewood board neck. Or, if any MIM or MIA 22 fret neck would drop right in, that's a good option, too.

I saw a Fender rep refer to these guitars as having a "wider neck" in a Fender video. He was wrong about the fingerboard radius (said it was 13") so I'm wondering, too, if perhaps he was wrong stating that the necks were "wider".

Any confirmation of specs greatly appreciated.




Nov 6th, 2017 09:06 AM   Edit   Profile  

A good place to start is: What are the specs on your neck?

Then, when people chime in we'll start to collect the data.

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Nov 6th, 2017 09:12 AM   Edit   Profile  

With Fender necks, "width" refers to the starting width at the nut. Some are wider than others.

The width of the neck at the neck pocket, though, is standard across Fender bodies, because Fender Strat and Tele bodies have neck pockets that are 2 3/16" wide, 3" long, and 5/8" deep.

There are minor variations, however, due to factors like wood drying out over time, thick or thin finishes on the neck, finish in the neck pocket, etc.

The neck should not be super tight against the sides of the neck pocket; there needs to be a little bit of room in there to allow for expansion & contraction of the neck and body. Without that little bit of space, the finish on modern Fenders often cracks in the treble cutaway. This is because poly finishes are brittle--not flexible like the wood.

If the neck won't easily drop into the neck pocket, use 220-grit paper on a small wood block to carefully remove dimension from the sides of the neck pocket in the body. Never sand the neck itself to get it to fit.

Te 52

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Nov 6th, 2017 11:23 AM   Edit   Profile  

As Peeg says, the pocket area dimensions are very standardized and haven't changed in decades.

Another handy fact is that Fender guitar necks are always 1 inch max thickness (not including the fret height) at the heel, regardless of the back contour or thickness of the playing area of the neck, or of the fingerboard radius.

(This message was last edited by Te 52 at 02:40 PM, Nov 6th, 2017)



Nov 6th, 2017 12:02 PM   Edit   Profile  

Peego & Te 52: thanks. This is enough info to point me in the right direction. Much appreciated kindly folks!



Nov 7th, 2017 09:36 AM   Edit   Profile  

Peegoo wrote: "Never sand the neck itself to get it to fit."

Help to edumacate me.
Why not?

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State of Jefferson

Jan 28th, 2018 03:51 PM   Edit   Profile  

The Deluxe Nashville is the only MIM with a(n) (adult) 1 11/16ths nut width.

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