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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 Inactive

    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?

  2. 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.

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