Jump to content

Are The Sides Of A Strat Neck Pocket Parallel?

Recommended Posts

I'm working on my first guitar build and I'm making a strat-style body. The specs I found for the neck pocket are 5/8" deep, 2 3/16" wide, and 3" long. But is the pocket 2 3/16" wide from front to back or is there a slight taper to match that of the neck???


Any extra neck pocket advice you could give would also be greatly appreciated! :D

Link to comment
Share on other sites

There are many different sizes to it.

I have many different plans and templates and they all are a bit different.

I have been told that depending on the year of manufacture, Fender had different sizes, as their templates would wear on the very old ones.

Best bet is to get the neck and work from that.

Remember the space needed for the finsih. However small that might be, it should be considered.

It'll make a difference when you come to string it up and you feel the annoying lip coming over the neck pocket.

Oh, and yes, there is a slight taper. The Start pocket is straight at the edge and the Tele pocket has a rounded edge

Edited by MP63
Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

  • Create New...