Replacement Stratocaster Neck
We've been making bodies and necks for many years now, and we have achieved a reputation among builders and luthiers for producing wood products of the highest quality.
We use only hand selected hardwoods from the USA to ensure consistency and quality, and manufacture everything in our own factory. We run a relatively small operation, meaning we can make everything by hand, without the need for expensive CNC machinery, thus keeping the costs relatively low.
All our necks are made from high quality A grade North American Maple to standard Fender dimensions, and are compatible with genuine Fender bodies
We are unable to pre-drill the mounting holes into the back of the neck for you. This is because we cannot guarantee that the holes we drill will match 100% with the holes in your guitar body.
This is a very simple thing to do, and we have created a very easy-to-follow video tutorial on the subject which you can view here
I bought this neck in July for use on a Partscaster build but I’ve only just got round to reviewing it, partly due to me not being able to put the guitar down, it looks and sounds amazing!
Build quality and finish is superb, especially for the price and it fits snugly into the neck pocket on the Strat body which I also purchased from Northwest. The fret ends are nicely rounded and the frets polished to a high standard. The gloss polyurethane lacquer is buffed to a mirror finish, there is even a walnut insert in the truss rod adjustment hole as on genuine Fenders. The only negative from my point of view, as others have said in previous reviews, is that the nut slots were cut way too high to facilitate a low action, this was remedied with a little fettling, the action is now as good as any Fender and it plays like a dream with no fret buzz or choking. Maybe if I had spoken to the guys at Northwest they could have sorted this for me when I ordered. Delivery was quick and packaging was excellent, I would definitely recommend.
Excellent quality and finish. Fits snugly into body.
I was stunned when i recieved this neck the quality and workmanship was just stunning.
The neck fitted perfectly to the body and plays like a dream.
I will recomend to anyone who needs a guitar neck because this is where i will be getting mine from now on.
Thanks to the guys at Northwest Guitsrs
Got one of these necks delivered today and absolutly stunned by the quality and workmanship
on this neck just stunning .
Well done guys .
This really is a superb neck. Just as good as an american fender. Nut was cut way too high though - but easily removed (sharp knife to break seal with laquer and tap gently with a small hammer) then carefully sand from bottom (works fine especially if you don’t have nut files!).
Normally I don't write reviews but I thought I would make an exception as this neck really came in as something a bit special and at a great price.
The fretwork is immaculate (inspected by Ray) and the ends were finished similar to a fender elite, the 1st and lowers have the perfect angle and the highers are higher angle. Level frets according to my rocker gauge and a great consistent neck shape that regular strat modern players will be totally at home with. Well done Ray and Northwest Guitars.
Good day, for many years I have been assembling electric guitars, in fact I wanted to test the quality of Northwestguitars woods. I was particularly impressed, positively, by the high quality and excellent quality / price ratio of these products. In the last order I did I ordered a neck for Stratocaster, Excellent wood quality, perfect fret placement, excellent sound characteristics, almost unbelievable ...
Surely very soon I will order a body and a neck to assemble also a Telecaster.
A huge thanks to Northwestguitars for the excellent products, professionalism and courtesy. Thanks a lot.