Members ColoradoFenderB Posted February 2, 2010 Members Share Posted February 2, 2010 I am sure several of you can answer this question... Here is the deal. I own a Fender Special Edition Lite Ash Telecaster, which is now a discontinued model. I love the guitar, except the neck feels cheap. the finish is almost nonexistant - it feels like EVH's Peavey-era necks, which I don't like. Also, the fret edges are sharp (not a huge deal), but you can tell it isn't a great neck. BUT, the body and pickups are really nice. Here is a link to it (mine is the natural finish): http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-Lite-Ash-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=511339 Okay, I was thinking that the body looks like a dead ringer for the Fender American Vintage Series '52 Telecaster. So, I was thinking that, if I could get a neck off of one of these guitars and attach it to my Special Lite Ash Tele body, then I would have a really great #1 guitar. Note - I am not going to try to pawn it off as a real '52, I just think it will be close enough to a really expensive, great looking guitar to make me happy Here is a link to the '52 guitar: http://guitars.musiciansfriend.com/product/Fender-American-Vintage-52-Telecaster-Electric-Guitar?sku=510062 So, here are my question(s): 1. Will the '52 neck fit into the Special Lite Ash neck pocket & will the screw holes line up? I think the Special Lite Ash was made in Japan, if that makes a difference.2. Are all Fender tele necks interchangeable?3. Both are 25.5 in scales - but, the Special Lite Ash is a 22 fret neck and the '52 is a 21 fret neck. Will that matter or throw of tuning or intonation? Sorry if these are stupid questions, but before I go buying an expensive neck, I thought I should ask! Any comments from knowledgeable people are really appreciated! Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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