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Installing a lefty neck on a righty body

Discussion in 'Basses [BG]' started by syciprider, May 30, 2005.


  1. syciprider

    syciprider Banned

    May 27, 2005
    Inland Empire
    I have an opportunity to buy a complete and finished lefty Jazz neck.

    For some strange reason I want to make a RH J bass with a reverse headstock. Seems straightforward enough. Will this work? Or are there gotchas I am not aware of?

    TIA.
     
  2. tplyons

    tplyons

    Apr 6, 2003
    Madison, NJ
    It'll work but the dots will be on the wrong side of the neck and you'll have to get a new nut cut. Other than that, you may have some problems with string lengths (G strings are usually the longest and E's are the shortest so a reverse headstock may be a problem) and other than that, no problem. That and your Fender logo will be upside down.

    If you go with Warmoth, they can put righty side dots on a lefty neck so they'll be in the right place when installed.