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Old 09-17-2014, 03:40 PM
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Looking for opinions on which neck is generally easier for a novice / intermediate level to play, a strat or a telecaster neck? Thanks, pf-88
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there are differant shape and sizes on both--
for a good guitar - try out a made in mexico strat-
for the twang sound try a made in mexico tele- their both good guitars-with sweet C shape necks -

you need to play abunch find the one that talks to ya -
btw - i have 4 fenders - 2 strats - 2 teles-
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In the planning stage of making the guitar, going to buy the body blank and make it to the tele shape, will have to buy the neck and was thinking of going with a strat neck and bridge.
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Looking for opinions on which neck is generally easier for a novice / intermediate level to play, a strat or a telecaster neck? Thanks, pf-88
what transducer would you use with that? shoot thru or transom mount.
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strat neck on a tele body will need some wood work- tele neck is stright across at heel - strat neck is curved at heel- - it an easy fix just takes a smooth hand--

i put a strat neck on a one piece ash tele body - its the guitar i play the most--

you prob could buy a tele for less than it gona cost ya to build one -

setting the neck is a learned trick - and setting the guitar up takes some kno;lage -[ check youtube - lots of help there- good luck and lets see the pics--
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I've been a Strat player for 30 years ('89 Strat Plus Deluxe) and I've always loved Tele necks... Go figure.

I buy all my luthier parts from Stew-Mac, check them out and Dan Erlewine's videos. Really happy with their products.
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The necks of both guitars are also quite similar and are both of the “Modern C Shape” and are made of one piece of maple, with some models having a rosewood fingerboard or even ebony on the Stratocaster. Both also have 22 medium-jumbo frets on a 25.5 in. scale, as well as the same nut width and fretboard radius. Because the Telecaster was designed for convenience and mass-production in mind, its neck is screwed in to the body, making it easier to remove for repairs or replacement.

The Strat has a slightly wider neck when compared to the Telecaster, as well as a slightly larger headstock, which is in the “dog leg” style. Some believe this larger head stock adds more sustain and better tone, but the difference is negligible to most players.
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Strat and tele are both fast necks. Only way to figure which one you want is to try both. Everyone is different in how you play.
Know this. Had a Les Paul first and I hated it. My speed picked up 20% just by switching to the Strat in the first couple of weeks.

Its like cars. Why there so many different ones. There so many different kinds of people.
Go try them.. You'll pick the one you like best.
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I have the modern c shape on my strats. My original (not a reissue) 72 Tele isn't much different. You really gotta try different necks to see what fits you best.

One thing I would recommend you check out is a compound radius fret board. Don't know if they make any teles with them though.

And if you can swing it price wise, check out something with stainless frets. Suhr and Anderson come to mind. I go through nickel frets in less than a year.
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I have a Fender "Squire" Strat (my first guitar - made in China) and a Tele (made in Mexico).

The neck on the Strat is a little thinner than the Tele - both "look" about the same width. The Strat has rosewood frets and the Tele has maple - for some reason, I like the rosewood better. ;?

I enjoy palying the Strat, even though it was about a $129 guitar when new. The Tele was about $369.

Also have a local brand acoustic/electric, a cheapo Epiphone "Les Paul", and, most recently a PRS "SE245".

(I met a guy last year that has OVER 300 guitars! I'll be seein' him again next month - wish I could get a PIC of that collection!. )

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This will be my second guitar build and I've also done over soup to nuts 2 more guitars along with doing the setup and intonation ( thank you, U-tube) it's going to be a paduk body blank cut out to the telecaster shape with a rosewood compound strat neck, strat bridge, rear route, no pick guard single coil strat pickups in the neck and bridge position, one volume control with push/pull for phase reversal and a lp toggle in the upper left. this is going to be my winter project, pictures in the spring.
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I've been a Strat player for 30 years ('89 Strat Plus Deluxe) and I've always loved Tele necks... Go figure.

I buy all my luthier parts from Stew-Mac, check them out and Dan Erlewine's videos. Really happy with their products.
Thanks, I will.
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Sounds sweet... I have the push/pull phase on my GRB Kokocaster and I love the variety of sounds it provides.

What P/U's are you going with? What company? A Duncan Hot Rails in that bridge position is a nice option.
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Sounds sweet... I have the push/pull phase on my GRB Kokocaster and I love the variety of sounds it provides.

What P/U's are you going with? What company? A Duncan Hot Rails in that bridge position is a nice option.
Haven't got that far yet but leaning torwards the Duncan "Texas Hot" pickups.

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