Roasted Maple and Rosewood Stratocaster Guitar Neck Unfinished Paddle Headstock
Here we have a stunning baked maple Stratocaster neck. We have decided to leave this neck unfinished and with a half paddle headstock to allow you to have more flexibility with your project. All of our necks also come with bone nuts and two-way truss rod installed. The rosewood used in our necks has an excellent grain and colour.
This neck has a heel designed to fit a Stratocaster body however we do have the same neck available with a heel to fit a Telecaster.
We would recommend a boiled linseed oil finish on the neck like this to get a really fast-playing smooth finish. Almost any finish can be used though.
What is Roasted Maple?
Our roasted maple necks undergo a special kiln drying process which involves heating the wood to over 200 degrees in a special kiln, removing the moisture from the wood. This process vulcanizes the wood, making it stronger. The big advantage is that after this process, the wood becomes much less susceptible to moisture and climate changes, resulting in a more stable and predictable piece of wood. This is great for necks, especially, and will minimize the need for adjustments between seasons and different weather conditions. An extra added bonus from this process is that, while stabilizing figured maple, which is typically not so stable, it also greatly enhances the colour and figure in the wood. The finished product usually looks stunning, has improved tone and increased sustain!
This neck is perfect as an upgrade as if you are building your own parts caster. No expense has been spared in terms of the materials used in this amazing neck.
Heel Width: 55.5mm
Thickness: 1st Fret: 22.3mm – 12th fret: 23.2mm (+- 0.5mm)
Machine Head Holes: 10mm
Nut Width: 43mm
Frets: 22 Nickel Frets – Medium Jumbo
Heel Depth: 27mm with fretboard