Help identifying this neck

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Help identifying this neck

Post by Tumtrah » Mon Apr 05, 2021 11:13 am

Got this neck for free...Any idea? Japanese?
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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by spook » Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:32 am

It's a Fender Stratocaster neck, it says it right there on the headstock?

I've seen similar woodgrain on tesico necks however.

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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by ohm-men » Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:59 am

Given the woodgrain, thickness of the headstock, Teisco/Kawai come to mind.
So most probably a later 60's/earlier 70's neck. i'm guessing it's a thicker neck.
You might want to check the scale. I doubt it will be 25.5" more likely 24.75" or 24" perhaps. (or another more odd scale)
Teisco/Kawai made mostly shorter scale guitars if I recal correct.
If it's 25.5", Hondo would also be a candidate. But they usally made larger headstock strat necks.

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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by Tumtrah » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:47 am

spook wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:32 am
It's a Fender Stratocaster neck, it says it right there on the headstock?

I've seen similar woodgrain on tesico necks however.
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Yeah, Teisco was my my first thought, but i didn't find any picture of a Teisco guitar with that headstock shape.

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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by Tumtrah » Tue Apr 06, 2021 8:55 am

ohm-men wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 7:59 am
Given the woodgrain, thickness of the headstock, Teisco/Kawai come to mind.
So most probably a later 60's/earlier 70's neck. i'm guessing it's a thicker neck.
You might want to check the scale. I doubt it will be 25.5" more likely 24.75" or 24" perhaps. (or another more odd scale)
Teisco/Kawai made mostly shorter scale guitars if I recal correct.
If it's 25.5", Hondo would also be a candidate. But they usally made larger headstock strat necks.
It's 25.5" scale, width 42,5mm at the nut, 52mm at the end. Thickness is 23mm/first fret, 25mm/12th fret.
I'll do some research on Hondo guitars, thanks!

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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by fuzzjunkie » Wed Apr 07, 2021 3:56 pm

spook wrote:
Tue Apr 06, 2021 6:32 am
It's a Fender Stratocaster neck, it says it right there on the headstock?

I've seen similar woodgrain on tesico necks however.
No, that would be a trademark violation, this is obviously a Finder Stratogaster. Made from the finest Yakal and Narra woods just outside Cebu City.

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Re: Help identifying this neck

Post by DaddyDom » Wed Apr 07, 2021 7:01 pm

Yeah, Teisco was my my first thought, but i didn't find any picture of a Teisco guitar with that headstock shape.
Maybe not when it left the factory but I was the guy who reshaped the headstock on my Yamakee Joodee Performer to the same contour as a Dan Smith Strat. And yes, I still prefer it that way ;).

So ...

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