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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 08:41 PM Thread Starter
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Replacement Neck Help

I have what I believe to be an S-body and am in need of a replacement neck. The issue I'm running into is that the neck pocket appears to be 3 1/2" in length rather than the standard 3" found on most other manufacturers. I am used to the 3" pocket, obviously, and don't know exactly where to turn.

I'd rather not have the typical Ibanez headstock (sorry guys), but if I have to, I have to. Where can I find something to fit?

It is the square neck pocket.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 10:02 PM
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Re: Replacement Neck Help

I thought that Fender type necks would fit an Ibanez with the square neck joint with no issues. I'm sure I remember reading an interview with Rich Lasner (I think it was - might be typo too) that when the RGs and Ss were designed they made the square neck joint so that it was compatible with Fender type necks. Something about how the Japanese still had an inferiority complex at the time so they wanted to make sure that Fender necks could fit their product.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-14-2009, 10:12 PM
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Re: Replacement Neck Help

Found the interview on Nunos site :

why did the Maxxas's following models have no AANJ (RG, Jem, Radius etc)? was it too expensive/hard to build?

to make the AANJ for the Maxxas, a standard-length 24 fret neck blank was used with a 22 fret fingerboard. this left the “tongue” sticking out beyond the 22nd fret to attach the mounting inserts to. Hoshino and Fuji Gen didn’t want to invest in getting unusual-length neck blanks for the project, so I designed it that way using existing 24 blanks on a 22 fret neck. Hoshino felt that maybe the AANJ was too unusual at first, as the wisdom at the time was that you had to have a neck pocket to match a Strat neck, in case the player wanted to replace your neck with a Fender or Mighty Mite neck. it sounds strange today, but back then Japanese guitar companies had an inferiority complex that their guitars weren’t really that good.
So a Fender typed neck should fit your guitar ok.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 01-15-2009, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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Re: Replacement Neck Help

Thanks for the help LonePhantom...I have a neck on the way so I'll give that a shot first.
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