Replacing Squier CV Mustang neck

For help with setups and other technical issues.
Post Reply
User avatar
skern
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 52
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2017 9:46 pm

Replacing Squier CV Mustang neck

Post by skern » Thu Jun 17, 2021 10:50 am

Hey guys. I have a Squier CV Mustang purchased a few years ago. It has a maple neck with Indian laurel fretboard, 24", 9.5" radius, 22 frets. I love this neck as it's thicker than the standard Fender 'C' shape.

I'm considering going fretless for this guitar, but because that's a fairly difficult process to undo, I want to make sure I want it before doing it. So, I had the idea to buy another neck to use as a test. The new neck can be fretless, or it can be fretted and I'll just remove the frets.

I was able to find a new Squier Mustang neck, but I'm wondering if I can expand my options to find a lower price. Would a Jaguar neck swap in? How about a Duo-Sonic neck? Anything else?

User avatar
ChrisDesign
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 240
Joined: Sun Sep 22, 2019 9:21 pm
Contact:

Re: Replacing Squier CV Mustang neck

Post by ChrisDesign » Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:56 am

Warmouth is the place to go for your new neck.
"I own a '66 Jaguar. That's the guitar I polish, and baby - I refuse to let anyone touch it when I jump into the crowd." - Kurt Cobain

User avatar
HarlowTheFish
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 702
Joined: Mon Aug 10, 2020 7:09 pm

Re: Replacing Squier CV Mustang neck

Post by HarlowTheFish » Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:09 am

A short-scale Squier or Fender (i.e. Mustang or Jag) should drop in if it's sized correctly -- keep in mind that some MIJ and a couple of imports had slightly different neck measurements. If you find another CV-anything (that's short-scale) it should work with no to minimal fit issues -- worst case scenario, you need to sand the neck pocket or the neck itself so it slides in without cracking finish.

User avatar
Arc
PAT. # 2.972.923
PAT. # 2.972.923
Posts: 155
Joined: Wed Jan 01, 2014 5:11 am

Re: Replacing Squier CV Mustang neck

Post by Arc » Mon Jun 21, 2021 10:45 am

ChrisDesign wrote:
Fri Jun 18, 2021 3:56 am
Warmouth is the place to go for your new neck.
Sorry, don’t mean to be gross, but can’t help not reading ‘warm mouth’ and then everything makes sense.

Post Reply