There is generally a 1mm or so dfifference between Japanese and US spec necks - as Jordan has found out. The Japanese are usually the larger - I'm having a conundrum about this on a couple of projects and I think I'm going to sand the neck heels to fit - the bodies are vintage spec.
I'm pretty sure the VM guitars are US spec - I have a 65 Musicmaster neck on my VM Jag with no issues.
Let me know if you decide to sell either neck, I might be interested, but I think your options are a replacement custom neck, or get your Luthier to work on them. FWIW, vintage/US spec seems to be around 54.5-55mm at the end of the heel, and the Japanese spec around 56-57mm.
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Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2014 6:37 am Post subject:
I added in a step on a few of my necks to make them 7.25r as well...
this sounds batshit crazy. you got pics?
not yet, i've only gotten as far as buying the supplies i need to make the jig, and sanding blocks..
gotta make another week long trip to the folks to get it finished, i'll be updating my thread about it when it happens
however this youtube video has helped me quite a bit.
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