Stratocaster Necks

March 2013 5 Comments

Below you can view the differences of Fender Stratocaster Necks. These include Mexican Standard, American Standard, American Deluxe, and American Custom Shop Strat Necks. There are many more series of Stratocasters, but these cover the most popular models.


Mexican Necks

Mexican Stratocaster Neck Headstock
Cost:
$150 to $250
Frets: 21
Woods: Maple or Rosewood
Inlays: Black or White Markers

Mexican Strat necks are a great buy and are also made from the same templets as American and Deluxe necks.


American Necks


American Stratocaster Neck HeadstockCost:
$300 to $450
Frets: 22
Woods: Maple or Rosewood
Inlays: Black or White Markers

American Strat necks have that classic look with some of the same features as Deluxe necks.


Deluxe Necks


Deluxe Stratocaster Neck Head StockCost:
$500 to $600
Frets: 22
Woods: Maple or Rosewood
Inlays: Abalone

Deluxe Strat necks look great and have top notch craftsmanship. These necks are a pleasure to play.


Custom Shop Necks


Custom Shop Stratocaster Neck HeadstockCost:
$800 to $1,500
Frets: 22
Woods: Maple or Rosewood
Inlays: Abalone

These are the top of the line necks from Fender. The necks tend to have a high gloss look and beautiful wood patterns. They can be hard to come by and demand a high premium.


Stratocaster Neck Photos

View pictures of Mexican, American, Deluxe and Custom Shop Strat necks.

5 Responses

  1. Kelly

    March 22, 2014

    Don’t know if I’m at the right site for this kind of question, but I’ll give it a go..
    I’m thinking of buying a used neck off Craig’s List that is said to be a 2004 made in Mexico Stratocaster neck. Maple with Rosewood fingerboard/21 frets.
    Number on the neck is M00716718.
    Can you tell me if this is indeed a Fender-made neck? (It has the logo on headstock) and if so, what the neck width/radius/shape are?
    Thanks very much.

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    • Axe Blaster

      March 22, 2014

      You’re missing a letter in the serial number. If it starts with MN4xxxxx then it is a 2004. The “M” designates it as a Mexican neck, the “N” would be the decade “2000-2009″. The necks should be still be the same as what is currently being produced.

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      • Kelly

        March 22, 2014

        Thanks. I just saw a different photo and it has this on the headstock:
        MZ4261??
        It looked like there was a flaw in the photo hiding one, maybe two additional numbers. (the question marks above)
        The M00716718 is definitely accurate – it’s the number on the end of the neck/in the pocket/right under the UPC code.
        Sorry – should have looked closer at all of this first – does that help any?
        I sincerely appreciate your help!

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  2. mike

    April 20, 2014

    The “N” designates 90s, not 2000 – 2009.

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