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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 12-16-2005, 01:54 AM Thread Starter
 
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will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

werd?
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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

i think it will if it has the same neck joint..in other word if the bolt holes are the same pattern on the neck and on the body
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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

No it won't because RG necks are 24 fret and Sabers are 22. So the guitar would never intonate.

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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

What if... the neck humbucker, is converted to a single coil? And the neck pushed back to where a 24 fret should be?
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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

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What if... the neck humbucker, is converted to a single coil? And the neck pushed back to where a 24 fret should be?
Don't know I still think you would need to move the trem .

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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

i dont think you would neede to move the trem, but you would need to replace the neck more accurately than you can imagine to get the intonation right, and that would take a lot of routing and cutting etc. to do all that
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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

Okay this is getting off all wrong from the start. The first thing to establish is what neck joint you have (which can not be ascertained from "werd") LOL

If it's the AANJ then there's no point in trying. Fettouhi is right, they might fit in eachother's pocket, but the extra two frets make it a total waste of time.

If they BOTH are the old style neck joint, then absolutely it will work. But it would require you to saw off the last two frets (otherwise they'd crash into the neck pickup) AND you may have to shave down the underside of the fretboard. On an RG, the fretboard extension has extra wood from the neck under it. That was done to stabilize it, since it's a long extension. It would be more likely to curl and warp without it. If you cut it down to 22 frets you don't need that extra thickness. But more importantly, you can't have that extra thickness because the body isn't cut away for it like the RG's were. The fretboard might hit the guitar's top before the neck sits flush in the pocket. If that happens, you'll crack and lift the board off when you tighten the neck screws.
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Re: will a Rg neck fit and work on a saber body?

forsure guys, thanks
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