This is a vintage 1965 Fender Stratocaster neck. This particular neck features a very early version of the large headstock shape with a gold transitional decal. Whether you need a great neck for a vintage restoration project, or simply want the best for your parts guitar, you won’t find a better neck.
This vintage player’s neck feels i-n-c-r-e-d-i-b-l-e. The medium soft-C shape is extremely comfortable. The neck is perfectly straight, and the truss rod turns smoothly. The fingerboard is in great shape- thanks to the jumbo fret replacements, which also happen to make the action better than that on almost any guitar. The original nut was professionally replaced with a black plastic nut which keeps the guitar in perfect tune.
Please note, the headstock has not been broken or repaired, but there are pressure/drying cracks stemming from the high-E tuning machine hole. It does not go through the headstock, and is structurally sound.
The neck date is “DEC65,” which paces it amongst the first large headstock necks made by CBS.
The neck has scratch marks for each dot marker, which were then lightly over-sprayed with nitrocellulose lacquer. The neck will include the original Kluson tuning machine ferrules only.