I tried searching for this, but my searches seemed to general or too specific. I got a body with neck holes that were too narrow for a regular Fender spec plate/neck. Can I just get an undrilled neck and drill holes that match up and not use a neck plate? Or would it be better if I doweled the holes and redrilled for a standard plate?

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Shine ST420F
Epiphone 1966 Limited Edition G-400
Martin DX1K
1976 Silverface Champ
Egnater Tweaker 112 combo
You can get recessed ferrules for the neck screws and get rid of the plate altogether.