Will it fit my Guitar Body?

Heel and Neck Pocket Dimensions

Warmoth adheres to Fender's® USA vintage/original neck heel and neck pocket dimensions on all models (except when noted). Many other manufacturers have adopted these dimensions as well. Unfortunately, they are not universal...even among Fender® products. Careful measurement is the only way to be sure your parts will be compatible.

Strat® Neck Pocket
Strat® Neck Pocket Dimensions
Tele® Neck Pocket
Tele® Neck Pocket Dimensions

Strat® / Tele® Heel Dimensions
Neck Heel Dimensions
Neck Depth
Neck Depth Dimensions
Strat® and Tele®-style heels and neck pockets have the same measurements:
  • Width = 2-3/16" (56 mm)
  • Length = 3" (76 mm)
  • Pocket Depth = 5/8" (16 mm)

Heel and Neck Pocket Shapes

Strat® and Tele® neck pockets and heels share the same dimensions, but they are not always interchangeable due to their different shapes. A Tele® neck has a squared heel, while a Strat® neck's heel is rounded:

Correctly Matched Heel & Pocket Fit:
Strat® and Tele® Heel to Pocket Fit

A Strat® neck fits a Strat®-shaped pocket because both the heel and the pocket are curved at the end.
A Tele® neck fits in a Tele®-shaped pocket because both the heel and the pocket are squared at the end.

Mismatched Heel & Pocket Fit:
Tele® to Strat® / Strat® to Tele® Pocket Fit

A Tele® neck will not fit or intonate in a Strat®-shaped pocket. The squared corners on the Tele® neck get in the way.
A Strat® neck can fit and intonate in a Tele®-shaped pocket, but it will leave small gaps in the corners of the neck pocket. If the neck has a fretboard overhang it will cover the gap.

Most Warmoth bodies and necks use the Strat®-shaped heel and neck pocket as standard. Only bodies and necks from the Tele® family use the Tele®-shape as standard.

Scale Length Fit

Scale length is the active string length, or the distance between the break-over points on the nut and saddle. It is usually calculated by doubling the distance from the nut to the 12th fret. For a neck to work with a body, they must both use the same scale length.

25-1/2" Scale Necks

The standard scale length for Warmoth guitar parts is 25-1/2". This is the same scale length used by Fender®.

Conversion Necks

Conversion necks change the scale length of a guitar to either 24-3/4" (Gibson®-scale) or 28-5/8" (Baritone Scale), but they are meant to be used with normal 25-1/2" scale guitar bodies. They also use Fender's® vintage/original 2-3/16" (56mm) neck pocket dimensions. Learn More about Conversion Necks

Mustang/Jaguar/JagStang Necks

Mustang, Jaguar and JagStang replacement necks are compatible with our Mustang, Jaguar and JagStang guitar bodies only. While they use the same rounded heel dimensions as our standard necks, they do not work on standard-scale bodies due to their much shorter 24" scale length.

7/8 Warhead Necks

The 7/8 Warhead neck is compatible with Warmoth 7/8 S and T-Style bodies only. Though they have a 24-3/4" scale length and the same heel dimensions as our standard necks, they do not work on standard-scale bodies. 7/8 Warhead necks and 7/8 S and T-style bodies all use the rounded Strat®-style heel shape.

7-String Necks

The Warmoth 7-String guitar neck is compatible with Warmoth 7-String guitar bodies only due to it's scale length (25" or 28-5/8") and heel dimensions (2-5/8" 67mm).

Bass6 Neck

The Warmoth Bass6 neck is compatible with Warmoth Bass6 bodies only due to its 30" scale.


Known Incompatibilities

The following guitar models are known to be incompatible with Warmoth replacement bodies and necks:

  • Roadhouse Strat® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Big Apple Strat® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Lonestar Strat® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang (Note: 21 fret version is compatible with Warmoth parts)
  • Fat Strat® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Nashville Tele® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Fat Tele® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Modern Player Tele®
  • Starcaster® - 22 fret neck with no fretboard overhang
  • Heavy Metal Strat®
  • Heavy Metal Tele®
  • Jagmaster®
  • Epiphone
  • G & L
  • Gibson and other neck-through guitars
  • Ibanez
  • Jackson
  • Music Man
  • PRS
  • Fender's® rounded heel is not compatible with our Modern necks, due to the location of the Side Adjust Mechanism:

If you have compatibility questions regarding a specific guitar neck or body, please contact our Parts Tech for assistance by emailing partstech@warmoth.com or calling (253) 845-0403.