#1
Is there any chance that a Gibson neck (or any neck with a rosewood fretboard and symmetrical headstock really) will fit on my Squier '51?

I'm beginning to mod it, and my first order of business is to find a neck that has a different shape, doesn't look Fenderesque, and doesn't feel like it wants to put shards of wood in my hands.

Thanks.
Last edited by jcmoods at Dec 30, 2008,
#2
aren't really old squiers worth a lot of money?
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#3
It's a model name.
Anyways, look at warmoth.
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aren't really old squiers worth a lot of money?


There were no Squiers around in 1951, if that's what you're thinking. The '51 is a Squier model well-admired on UG, mostly because of its bang-for-the-buck quality and moddability.

And to answer OP's question, no, a Gibson neck will not fit on a Squier body. Generally, Gibson's neck dimensions are 24.75" scale whereas Squiers and Fenders are 25.5" scale. It won't fit.
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#5
Quote by jcmoods
Is there any chance that a Gibson neck (or any neck with a rosewood fretboard and symmetrical headstock really) will fit on my Squier '51?

I'm beginning to mod it, and my first order of business is to find a neck that has a different shape, doesn't look Fenderesque, and doesn't feel like it wants to put shards of wood in my hands.

Thanks.
They have different scale lengths. The easiest and most expensive option is to order from Warmoth. The neck will be more expensive than the guitar.

What I've done is install a MIJ Tokai neck. I've also replaced the nut, the PUs, and the electronics.



#6
I have a warmoth 24.75 neck on my squire its a mahogany/rosewood with the 3 per side tuners. Dropped right in no problems with scale length. Theres a pic on my profile.
#7
you can put differant scale necks on bodies, as long as the bridge's screws are long enough to intonate to the bridge. Like, I'm putting a Fender vintage style bridge on my Squier Thinline, but, I have to use a differant screw for the B/E saddle, because the original screw is too short.
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#8
fender cyclone has a neck with the same dimensions as the ones found in les pauls

if this info helps O_o

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#10
Ebay a neck , that'd be your best bet , or warmoth/stew mac tough those are expensive.