#1
Hey guys, A friend is offering me this guitar for £1000 ($1500).

It seems to be a 1966 Fender Strat neck and unidentified body. If anyone could help with the body that would be great too. It looks like theres N / 12 written in the neck pocket and its a see through finish.

The guy seems to think the neck on its own is worth a pretty penny (£1500, $2000) But I think it may be a CBS era neck which severely decreases the value?

If you need any more pictures let me know.

Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
Last edited by ProphetToJables at Jul 16, 2013,
#2
Holy ****. That's awesome, man. I'm not 100% sure to be honest and wouldn't want to say yes for definite.

It looks pretty legit though, but still, to be sure chuck it up on strat-talk. They'll tell you pretty quickly.
#3
need quality images of the body.

pocket, and gully please.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#4
holy crap i found an image of a neck built the same day, same shift?



edit: my bad, they all have the 13XXX66B in them from 66, so just the month changed.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
Last edited by gregs1020 at Jul 16, 2013,
#6
It isnt actually, I saw tht too pretty creepy stuff.



Hows this Gregs?
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#7
every little bit helps. any pics of the gully under the pups? overall, back, etc?

post what you have bro!

edit: the shim looks right! lol jk.
I wondered why the frisbee was getting bigger, then it hit me.
#8
Well we don't think think the body is original but what the hey!




Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#9
The sale of Fender Musical Instruments to CBS was announced publicly on January 4th, 1965. A story appeared in the various national newspapers the following day, announcing the terms of the deal. It took the better part of the year for CBS to install its own management team at the factory level.

Since your neck is dated 1966, you have a post-CBS neck there. Of course, it took CBS more than a year to drive Fender's quality control into the ground, so it may very well be as good as any pre-CBS neck. It just won't have the collector value.
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley
#10
Anyone have a ball park figure of what the neck could be worth on it's own?
Pretty sure it's not the original body (or hardware) for a couple reasons:
Pickups have no descernable markings on them.
Pickguard/pickups/controls are different colours.
Trem block says "Made In Japan"
The neck pocket says N / 12, which I think means 'Natural'. Pretty sure they didn't make this colour in '66.
The wiring just doesn't seem like it should be in a '66, but maybe I'm wrong, I'm no expert but the wires are kind of thin?
Bass horn seems slightly 'clunkier'

I think it may be a MIJ 80's body at best, or just some no brand body. If anyone could help me out with wood type? It's not as heavy as my Road Worn, which is Alder.

Also what is the 'B' in the serial indicating?
Gear:

Gibson 2005 Les Paul Standard
Fender Road Worn Strat w/ Noiseless pickups
Marshall JCM 2000 401C
Marshall Vintage Modern 2266
Marshall 1960A cab (Dave Hill from Slade's old cab)
Ibanez TS9DX
EHX Little Big Muff
Freshman Acoustic
#11
Quote by ProphetToJables
Also what is the 'B' in the serial indicating?


The number "13" is a 1965-1966 Fender code that identifies the neck as a Stratocaster neck. The "B" after the date identifies the size of the string nut. In this case, the nut width is 1 5/8" wide (or "regular sized," if you prefer).
"Maybe this world is another planet's hell?" - Aldous Huxley