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Hi Folks! In the above picture (assuming it works) you should see my Jag-stang project. It's a Warmoth body with 70's Mustang control plate. I am posting this in the Jaguar forum because of the neck, and my suspicions regarding it's origin. I bought it for a steal, specifically because the seller could no longer definitively prove it's origin.

The neck features pearl inlays, black side-fret markers, a single string tree, and vintage neck heel-access truss adjustment. The stamped date has long since been lost in a refinish... and the logo was wiped away. It looks like 70's style F tuners were the original tuning machines for this particular neck. Supposedly the head stock has been reshaped so I cannot, with confidence, use that to determine the neck's original source model.

Near as I can tell, I've come across a '65. This was about the time that pearl inlays replaced clay dots, but I cannot be sure because I don't know if Fender delayed putting binding on these same necks until sometime after introducing the pearl inlays.

Can anyone shed some like on whether any other guitar model years might fit my neck's description?

Please let me know if the link worked, and more pictures of the neck are ready if it did. It is a very old feeling neck, and I am proud to own it regardless of origin, but I would very much like to be certain of where it came from, even if I cannot prove it.

Thanks!
Grungemaestro

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