they just make them with fairly loose tolerances so you can swap necks without problemsajcoholic said:I bought a 73 strat - I am not a Strat guy but I wanted one for a change from my usual HB equpiied guitars, and I wanted one around my birthdate year (1970). The one I got was alder, with a maple neck. Originally three colour burst. Very beat up, I restored it to its original beauty (but left the well worn neck) and put in a set of Fralin vintage - hots. Its a great guitar, although the neck pocket looks like it was routed with a dull bit just slightly oversize.. it has excellent playability and sounds great. The neck feels exactly like my 52' reissue Tele.
I dont know too much about vintage strats but mine is pretty decent.
Yerffej said:they just make them with fairly loose tolerances so you can swap necks without problems
Spikezone said:Actually, my favourite Strat is my (oops!) 1997 G&L Legacy. I think it would be rough to find a lot of Strats that measure up to the consistent great quality of the G&L's. Hope I don't come off sounding like some kind of a snob, but they're just great guitars, built the way Mr. Fender would have made them had he retained the mother company.