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Fender jazz deluxe neck 5 bolt

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ynot_bass, Feb 3, 2014.

  1. ynot_bass


    Feb 3, 2014
    Hi, I purchased a 2007 American fender jazz deluxe body on eBay. I bought it with intentions to make a custom bass out if it. I started working on it and have realized that I am having a VERY hard time finding a neck. It's a 5 bolt neck. I can really use some advice. Thanks!
  2. Fletz

    Fletz Supporting Member

    Jan 16, 2009
    New Jersey
    Hartke artist
    What kind of advice? Invest in plastics? Never walk in a lightning storm with a metal rod? Don't talk to strangers?

  3. ynot_bass


    Feb 3, 2014
    Do you know where I can get a neck? I contacted fender and they are no longer making necks with the 5 bolt pattern. I also check warmoth and they don't make necks with the 5 bolt pattern.
  4. john m

    john m Supporting Member

    Jan 15, 2006
    Ask one of the companies not to drill pilot holes in the neck.

    Transfer the holes from the body onto the replacement neck.

    Drill hole, then drive in screw ONE AT A TIME.
  5. P Town

    P Town

    Dec 7, 2011
    The neck is attached with wood screws. If you have a neck that fits the pocket, can't you just drill pilot holes as needed?

    Also, my new American Deluxe basses are five bolt necks, so Fender does make such a thing. Not sure if you can buy one, but if you can, you will have an excellent neck. They would probably not be cheap, if they would sell them.