Fender Relic or Vintage?
Can you tell a whether a Stratocaster neck is a Fender Relic or Vintage just by looking a some pictures? I just recently finished a project where I assembled a Fender Stratocaster from parts that were given to me or that I bought.
The neck, however, is a special part of any guitar. You have to be comfortable playing it, right size, right comfort. A relic neck is, in actual fact, a new neck made to look old. Some processes that Fender and some custom shops us do age the wood of the neck quickly to give it that vintage feeling and sound. Fender, during 1971, used different types of necks including the infamous “3 bolt neck” and one piece die cast bridge on the Stratocaster, ruining it’s tone and feel.
One of the main differences between a telecaster neck and a stratocaster neck is that the tele neck has a straight end while the Strat neck has a rounded end.
Can you tell? Fender Relic OR Vintage Neck?
About the author
Sean Rezel is a Rhythm Guitarist, a skill which he picked up from musically inclined family. Sean’s love for music led him to release one original EP each with Mary J. Sex Asylum, Dan, Dinesh and Sean in the early to late 90s. He has been an integral part of well known Singapore bands such as Jade and Confused, The Rogue Traders, The Project Band and Seattle Sound from 2001 till now.
- How to Buy Relic Guitars Online?
- Fender Relic or Vintage?
- DIY: How to relic metal parts for your Relic Guitar Project
- Fender Relic: Only one part of the equation
- Bill Nash – Relic Guitar Hero
- The Fender Stratocaster Serial Numbers Guide
- Match that Fender Pickup with a Genre
- The Vintage Stratocaster Colour Conundrum
- The Relic Guitar – A new vintage?
- Telecaster Relic Accidents: Wearing your guitar down naturally