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Though I'm not a specialist with factory guitars, what I have learned is that Fender width necks are narrower than most others. The Jacksons I 've been commissioned to make necks for have all been of the more common 2-1/4" heel width. If I recall the end of the neck is squared off too, not curved like a Fender.

-Doug

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jackson 24 fret necks require a 2 3/16" heel width. if you can find a 24 fret strat neck, then yes

Interesting... goes to show how many differences there are with guitars. It's the single biggest reason I have customers ship their bodies to me when they want a new neck. Other than a Warmoth made Jackson copy body, I've never had one in here with a narrow neck. My comment is based on that experience.

Best thing to do guitar101 is to measure the widest point of your neck pocket.

You could also contact Warmoth and ask too.

-Doug

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jackson 24 fret necks require a 2 3/16" heel width. if you can find a 24 fret strat neck, then yes

Interesting... goes to show how many differences there are with guitars. It's the single biggest reason I have customers ship their bodies to me when they want a new neck. Other than a Warmoth made Jackson copy body, I've never had one in here with a narrow neck. My comment is based on that experience.

Best thing to do guitar101 is to measure the widest point of your neck pocket.

You could also contact Warmoth and ask too.

-Doug

Good idea I will. As long as the neck pocket is tight and the right length it I guess it should work ahould work.This guitar has a sustaniac. He tried one in a store and it's pretty amazing.

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ive owned 6 jacksons, ranging from early ninties to brand new in 06, and they have all been identical. the 22 fret models are 2 1/4", and the 24 fret models are 2 3/16". EXACT same with esp models.

He might have a good chance with an over the counter neck then. Funny, I have an ESP guitar right here and it's 2-1/4".

There are such subtle differences with bodies even from a single company that long ago I stopped taking it for granted. Even with Fender replacements I've had some customers say that the new neck has been a "little" loose or too tight occasionally. I figure it's better to take the guesswork out of it by having the body on my bench before making the neck.

-Doug

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ive owned 6 jacksons, ranging from early ninties to brand new in 06, and they have all been identical. the 22 fret models are 2 1/4", and the 24 fret models are 2 3/16". EXACT same with esp models.

He might have a good chance with an over the counter neck then. Funny, I have an ESP guitar right here and it's 2-1/4".

There are such subtle differences with bodies even from a single company that long ago I stopped taking it for granted. Even with Fender replacements I've had some customers say that the new neck has been a "little" loose or too tight occasionally. I figure it's better to take the guesswork out of it by having the body on my bench before making the neck.

-Doug

absolutley. i guess im wrong too. but i was just speaking from personal experience. i know there are always differences in factory parts. in fact, just last week i ordered 2 cheap necks from import guitars. they were from the same company, made on the exact same model, in the same year. i got one earlier than the other. so i made a template off the first one, and said it will fit the next one too. routed a couple of bodies for that neck. the other neck comes, and it is much bigger (wider) and wouldnt even come close to fitting in the pocket. had to take off about 1/32" over all to make it fit. might have been a little more.

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The other thing I'd be concerned about besides heel size is where the fretboard ends in relation to the heel - the 24 fret Jackson neck I saw once had an overhang about the size of a 22 fret strat's overhang, while if you look at Warmoth's 24 fret necks, there's quite a bit more overhang (almost an inch's worth) That spells intonation problems as your nut may end up too close to the bridge.

That said, it's been a long time since I saw a Jackson neck off of a Jackson - so my memory could very well be faulty here.

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Very good point... there is really more to getting a neck that fits a particular body than just it's width. To can be a confusing topic.

To fit a Fender proportioned body (Warmoth's specialty) the nut to end of heel distance is fixed. That means at the same scale to increase the number of frets means the fingerboard is longer. Thus, it sticks out past the heal that much more.

-Doug

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Very good point... there is really more to getting a neck that fits a particular body than just it's width. To can be a confusing topic.

To fit a Fender proportioned body (Warmoth's specialty) the nut to end of heel distance is fixed. That means at the same scale to increase the number of frets means the fingerboard is longer. Thus, it sticks out past the heal that much more.

-Doug

i called Warmoth but they said it probably would not work. I tried to cancel the transaction but it was too close to the closing time. I had mailed the seller on E-bay about the neck and didn't recieve a response untill after the auction closed. He said it is a custom neck and it fits perfectly. We'll see. The pickups and neck are got to be worth $200. Anyway it's my son's money and he wanted to buy it no matter what. May be a lesson.

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