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Fender neck delamination?

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by ToneMaven, Mar 16, 2019.


  1. ToneMaven

    ToneMaven

    Dec 22, 2018
    I am about to do some electrical repair on a USA Fender P with a maple, satin finished neck and I noticed something odd, between the twelfth and thirteenth fret. It's only visible at this angle. What do you this is happening here?

    P Bass Neck.
     
  2. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    There’s nothing to delaminate because it’s a 1-piece maple neck. It has a skunk stripe on the back right? Must just be an area that didn’t get sanded flat enough before the finish was applied.
     
  3. ToneMaven

    ToneMaven

    Dec 22, 2018
    No skunk stripe. One piece maple neck with a maple fretboard(glued to the top of the maple neck). I cant believe that an entire fretboard was sanded down except for one spot in the middle of the board.
     
  4. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    Can you feel it with your fingers?
     
  5. ToneMaven

    ToneMaven

    Dec 22, 2018
    Yes, it's raised like it looks in the pic. Tiny, but you can feel it.
     
  6. saabfender

    saabfender Banned SUSPENDED

    Jan 10, 2018
    Indianapolis
    Looks raised by water. Like after the fretboard was cut but before it was finished. Pretty harmless flaw. It may have left the factory looking like that.
     
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  7. 96tbird

    96tbird PLEASE STAND BY Supporting Member

    WARRANTY
     
  8. The Bass Clef

    The Bass Clef “the brian” Gold Supporting Member

    Nov 17, 2010
    Southern California
    Ahh, it’s a 2-piece neck, so it probably is delaminating. The vast majority of maple necks are 1-piece (with a skunk stripe), but that’s why I asked. Definitely warranty that like 96tbird said if it’s not too old.
     

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